Russia Developing Its Waterways

Image source: the Ministry of Transport

Construction of the Bagayevsky hydrosystem in the Rostov Region is now officially underway, reports the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.

According to the Ministry, the ceremony – attended by RF Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov and Rostov Region Governor Vasily Golubev – was held yesterday, April 23.

In his keynote speech the Minister emphasized that the Bagayevsky hydrosystem is a unique facility developed with application of the most advanced technologies of hydraulic engineering. It is the first one under construction in Russia and it is a priority for the development of domestic transport system.

It is a landmark event since the construction of this hydraulic engineering structure was planned back in 1948 in the framework of building the Volga-Don Waterway,” said Minister Sokolov. “Implementation of the project will ensure safe shipping, improve transport accessibility and throughput capacity of water transport both in the Rostov Region and in the Deepwater System of Russia’s European Part.

The Ministry also announced that preparation works under the Phase I are to be completed this December. Expert review of the Phase II facilities is nearing completion. The works under Phase II are to begin this year with the completion of all construction works scheduled for 2020.

Construction of the Bagayevsky hydrosystem included in the Federal Targeted Program “Development of Russia’s Transport System in 2010–2020” is estimated at RUB 22 bln (including the expenses for the water storage basin).

 

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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.

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

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