Emergency Dredging Completed at Barbate and Conil Ports

Image source: APPA – Public Ports of Andalusia Agency

Emergency dredging operations have been wrapped up in the ports of Barbate and Conil, south of Cadiz, Agencia Publica de Puertos de Andalucia (APPA) said in their latest release. 

Commenting the recently completed project, APPA Managing Director, Mariela Fernandez-Bermejo, said that around 20,290 cubic meters of sand were removed from these areas, restoring the entrance channels of both ports and responding especially to the request of the fishing fleet.

The work was necessary to improve navigation at the ports and to repair damage caused by recent heavy rains and winds, stated APPA.

The APPA managing director also added that the completion of the Barbate and Conil dredging program, worth €80.000, was of great interest of the Andalusian Government in order to return the port’s depths on a regular level.

The municipality of Barbateno is the second Andalusian port in terms of the number of vessels, with a fleet composed of 133 vessels and Conil’s fleet numbers 85 vessels dedicated mainly to inshore fishing.

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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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