Backhoe Dredger ‘Witton 2’ Busy in Gosport

Dredging at Clarence Marine Engineering – Gosport Ferry photo

A routine maintenance dredging project has been ongoing for the last couple of days at Clarence Marine Engineering – the yard of the Gosport Ferry.

According to the NOTICE given by the Queen’s Harbour Master Portsmouth, this dredging project will be carried out to the approach and berth at Clarence Marine Engineering on the western side of Premier Marina Gosport.

The contractor for the works, ML Dredging Ltd. started the operations on Monday (August 6) and will complete the project by August 21st 2018.

The vessel conducting this task is the 22.5m Backhoe Dredger ‘Witton 2’ which will display the appropriate signals from the COLREGS when conducting operations.

Spoil from the dredging vessel will be loaded into one of two self-propelled barges, ‘Split Two’ or ‘Split Three’ for disposal to the NAB Spoil ground.

 

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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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