PHOTO Update: Maafinolhu Land Reclamation Work Underway

Image source: MTCC

IHC Beaver 1600 cutter suction dredger, named Jarraafu 2, has been deployed to the Maafinolhu Airport Reclamation Project, the Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) said in their latest announcement.  

Equipped with a 550mm discharge pipe, the vessel has a maximum dredging depth of 14m and is able to dredge 300m³/h.

During this $4.1 million project, a total of 17.2 hectares of land will be added to the 12-hectare island, according to the environmental impact assessment.

While coast protection is also to be established under the Maafinolhu land reclamation, MTCC estimates that the project will be completed within 203 days.

Image source: MTCC

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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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