Boyne River Restoration Works Wrapped Up

Image source: Gladstone Ports Corporation

Restoration works at the Boyne River have been completed, clearing the way for vessels to have safe passage through the mouth of the river at all times, Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) said in its latest release. 

The project was initiated following flood events in 2011 and 2013, which caused significant shoaling at the channel entrance.

GPC CEO, Peter O’Sullivan, said that more than 30,000m³ of material has been removed over the past eight months.

The original plan was to restore the river entrance depths to 0.5 meters below low water datum,” Mr O’Sullivan said.

“This was reviewed and the decision was made to fully restore the depth to 1 meter resulting in an increase of sediment being removed from the mouth.”

The Boyne River dredging project was an election commitment delivered by Member for Gladstone, Glenn Butcher, and funded by the Queensland Government through the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Mr Butcher said that the project was successfully completed without any impact on the surrounding marine environs.

“The project was undertaken in a way that diligently considered and minimized impacts on both the community and the environment,” Mr Butcher said.

Boat users in the area now have unrestricted access to the Boyne River, improving safety and navigation.”

The barge or sweep may return to the area in the coming weeks to undertake tidy up works, as surveys are finalized.

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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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