USACE PHOTO: TSHD Magdalen Busy at Brant Beach

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’s Philadelphia District yesterday began beachfill operations at Brant Beach on Long Beach Island, NJ.

USACE has just released this amazing photo, showing the Weeks Marine’s twin-screw trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Magdalen in the distance, during the sand pumping operations.

The dune and berm system that is being repaired is designed to reduce the risk of storm damages to infrastructure.

Background

Long Beach Island is an 18-mile barrier island in southern Ocean County, New Jersey. The area regularly suffers damages from coastal storms, hurricanes and nor’easters.

The Barnegat Inlet to Little Egg Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management project, also known as the Long Beach Island beachfill or beach nourishment program, is designed to reduce erosion and property damages associated with these events.

It is a joint effort of the Army Corps and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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