Plantation Island Dredging Project Underway

Hall Pacific’s Cutter Suction Dredge Kikilu photo

Australian dredging and civil construction company Hall Pacific recently started work on the Plantation Island channel dredging project in Fiji.

The works began in early June and are expected to be completed by 29 June 2018.

Hall Pacific CEO Cameron Hall said that the dredging works will enable vessels greater access to Plantation Island and are a necessary part of maintenance of the existing marine channel.

An operational downside to a remarkable location like Plantation Island is the need to maintain marine facilities in an ever changing marine environment,” Mr Hall said. “Hall Pacific will dredge to a depth of three meters, with removed material being pumped to a land reclamation to the north of the project.”

Typically it’s very expensive to import this resource to an island, so the dredging offers a cost saving opportunity for beach nourishment and other construction uses,” Mr Hall added.

The dredging is being completed using Hall Pacific’s Cutter Suction Dredge Kikilu, operated by five local Hall Pacific staff members.

Mr Hall also said that while the project was smaller than some that the company has undertaken in Fiji, it represents a situation that resorts and other facilities face constantly and was important for the island’s accessibility.

 

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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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