Fenwick Island Beach Replenishment in Full Swing

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Delaware Governor John Carney, DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin and the Army Corps’ Philadelphia District Commander Lt. Colonel Kristen N. Dahle visited recently Fenwick Island to get an update on the beach replenishment project that started last week.

Earlier this year, the Corps awarded a $19.2 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD) to dredge 1.2 million cubic yards of sand that will be used to fortify the beaches and dune system in Bethany, South Bethany and Fenwick Island.

The Fenwick Island part of the project includes placing about 278,000 cubic yards of sand on the beach and repair dune crossovers.

The contractor is pumping sand through a series of pipes onto the beach at Fenwick Island, after which it will be graded into a dune and berm template designed to reduce potential damages to infrastructure, businesses and homes.

According to the Corps, GLDD’s hopper dredgers Dodge Island and Padre Island will be used to complete work. The dredgers will work in tandem from a pipe landing (typically in the middle of a community and then first work north or south and then flip and work in the other direction).

Weather permitting, the project should wrap up in less than 13 days.

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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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