Damen: Spotlight on Hydro Power Dam Maintenance

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Dam maintenance activities will be the main topic of Damen’s Mark Winkelman presentation at the Hydro 2018 in Gdansk, Poland, from 15-17 October 2018.

He will focus on the dredging depth and discharge pipe distance combined with the various types of dredgers available (cutter suction dredger (CSD), DOP dredger etc).

In rivers, natural currents continuously transport sediment. When a dam is built in that river – for creating a hydropower plant, or a reservoir for irrigation or drinking water – this sediment transport is blocked.

As a result, sediment builds up at the dam, gradually filling the reservoir. Therefore these artificial lakes need constant maintenance.

Operational reliability is key for a hydropower plant, therefore the turbine inlets need to be clean. And a clogged up water reservoir only holds a limited water capacity.

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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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