All Set for Oamaru Harbor Dredging Work

Image source: Waitaki District Council

The New Zealand’s Waitaki District Council has confirmed that the dredging operations at Oamaru Harbor are set to start today or tomorrow.

Under the project, Rooney Earth Moving will be dredging a 120 meter long by 40 meter wide portion of the Oamaru Harbor channel to a depth of three meters at low tide (at present its down to about 1 meter at low tide), 7,000 cubic meters of dredging material is proposed to be removed from the channel.

The heavy machinery involved in the dredging project will consist of a 40 tonne long reach excavator, 30 tonne excavator and 35 tonne dump truck.

The dredged material will be used to establish a temporary causeway along the harbor side of the break water in order to provide access to carry out repairs and rock armoring on the sea side of the break water.

It is expected there will be truck and trailer movements bringing rock for armoring the breakwater and this may cause some restriction to public access at certain times, the council said.

Waitaki District Council Projects and Assets Officer, Grant Rhodes, said that he was looking forward getting the channel dredged to a safe state and progressing work on the breakwater structure which is a Category One heritage structure.

Image source: Waitaki District Council

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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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