Hopper Dredge MURDEN Ready to Take on the Clearwater Pass

Maintenance dredging of Clearwater Pass in Pinellas County is scheduled to begin May 5 and will take an estimated 35 days to complete, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District.

The project includes dredging within the federal navigation channel at Clearwater Pass to previously authorized depths in the entrance channel, from the bridge to the junction with the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, and also branching into Clearwater Harbor.

The authorized channel is 10 feet deep by 150 feet wide at the entrance and transitions to 8 feet by 100 feet wide inside the pass.

Approximately 60,000 cubic yards of dredged material will be placed in a nearshore disposal area located north of the inlet. The work will be performed using the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ shallow draft hopper dredge, MURDEN, based out of Wilmington, N.C. The cost of the project is $1.2 million and is 100 percent federal.

The channels from Clearwater Pass to the Beach Marina Basin when shoaled create a navigation hazard for boaters. This project will alleviate shoaling and will allow safe passage for boaters transiting the channel.

 

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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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