Harvey Cedars Dredging Operations Completed

TSHD RN Weeks, Image source: Weeks Marine

Weeks Marine Inc. completed dredging operations in Harvey Cedars, Ocean County, NJ, earlier this month, meaning that the replenishment work on all of Long Beach Island is, for now, wrapped up.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District had awarded this contract to the Cranford, NJ based marine construction and dredging company to repair and renourish the three sections of the LBI project constructed prior to Superstorm Sandy: Harvey Cedars, Surf City and a section of Brant Beach, in Long Beach Township.

“The contract called for the dredging, pumping and placement of sand as well as dune repairs; crossovers and sand fencing repairs; and dune grass plantings,” USACE said in its latest announcement. “Beaches were widened in front of the dune system.”

Weeks Marine wrapped up restoration in Brant Beach at the end of May, and completed the work in Surf City in early August. Operations continued in Harvey Cedars for longer than the borough had hoped, ending on October 2.

Project background

Long Beach Island is an 18-mile barrier island in southern Ocean County, New Jersey. The area regularly suffers damages from coastal storms, hurricanes and nor’easters.

The Barnegat Inlet to Little Egg Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management project, also known as the Long Beach Island beachfill or beach nourishment program, is designed to reduce erosion and property damages associated with these events. It is a joint effort of the Army Corps and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

A Feasibility Report Completed in September of 1999 recommended beachfill with periodic nourishment to reduce potential hurricane and storm damages for the island.

The project involves the construction of a dune with a top elevation 22 feet above sea level with a 300-400 foot wide berm, depending on the location of the beach on the island, at an elevation of 8 feet above sea level.

 

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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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