San Jacinto River Dredging Program Kicks Off

Image source: Houston City Council Member Dave Martin official facebook page

According to the latest info sent out by the Army Corps of Engineers’ Galveston District, dredging work on the San Jacinto River is officially underway, Kingwood.com reports.

The $69.8 million project, located near Kingwood, Texas, involves dredging and debris removal of 1.8 million cubic yards of sediment that has contributed to recent flooding in the area.

This emergency cleanup program was awarded to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD) on July 6, 2018 and covers about two miles of the West Fork of the San Jacinto River.

Commenting the news, Houston City Council Member, Dave Martin, said: “I’m happy to announce that after several weather delays and some mechanical delays earlier this week, that dredges are in the water. The Galveston District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conducting this project and it is expected to continue through the end of April 2019.”

Mark Williford, Lieutenant Colonel of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Galveston District, added that USACE and emergency personnel are urging boaters to be very careful when traveling near the dredging equipment, or to not get close to it at all.

Image source: Houston City Council Member Dave Martin official facebook page

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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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