Weeks Marine Wins $11.4 Million Wilmington Dredging Contract

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Weeks Marine Inc. has won an $11.4 million contract for the Wilmington Harbor Inner Ocean Bar maintenance dredging program in Brunswick County, North Carolina.

Bids for this project were solicited via the Internet with two received, reports the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

The dredging program, set to be accomplished by hydraulic cutter suction dredger, will be performed in Southport, NC, with an estimated completion date of August 31, 2018.

Under the agreement, Weeks will conduct maintenance dredging operations on the Federal navigation channel reaches including Smith Island Channel, Baldhead Shoal Channel Reach 1 and Baldhead Shoal Channel Reach 2.

The estimated quantity of material to be dredged is approximately 1.500.000 cubic yards and the dredged material will be placed on the beach at Oak Island.

The work will include shaping the beach fill and pre and post construction beach surveys.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Wilmington District is the contracting activity.

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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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