Freeport Village Officials Tour New Bedford Hurricane Protection Barrier

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Freeport Mayor, Robert Kennedy, Hempstead Town Councilwoman, Erin King Sweeney, and other Freeport Village officials yesterday toured the Hurricane Protection Barrier located in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ teams are currently analyzing the feasibility of building a similar facility, in order to protect Nassau’s south shore from future flooding devastation.

Mayor Kennedy proposed this idea after Freeport was hit with high waves during Superstorm Sandy.

The proposal to include the construction of two ocean surge protection barriers – one at East Rockaway Inlet and the other at Jones Inlet – would protect hundreds of thousands of residential and commercial properties located on the Nassau County south shore, Incorporated Village of Freeport said in its announcement.

Since their installation, the New Bedford flood barrier has protected approximately 1,400 acres of land from tidal flooding that’s associated with hurricanes and coastal storms.

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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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