Monongahela River Dredging Works on the Way

Amherst Madison Inc., Charleston, West Virginia, has won an $18.2 million contract for dredging of the Monongahela River.

The Department of Defense (DoD) announced yesterday that the Army Corps’ Pittsburgh District is the contracting activity.

The major features of this project include dredging of the Monongahela River between Locks and Dam 3 (river mile 23.8) and Locks and Dam 4 (aka Charleroi, river mile 41.5).

According to the announcement, dredged materials will be placed in a Government owned upland area, known as Victory Hollow, at approximate river mile 34.5 on the left bank of the River.

Overall, the contract calls for dredging of approximately 1.2 million – 1.5 million cubic yards of material from the river.

The project will also include dewatering of dredged material; placement of dredged materials in the upland fill placement site; offloading, dewatering, and placement of other contractor’s material (dredged material and concrete rubble), reported the Corps.

USACE expects that the whole project will be completed no later than October 11, 2019.

 

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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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