Autumn Dredging Campaign Begins at Port of Blyth

UKD Orca, Image source: UK Dredging

A Port of Blyth maintenance dredging scheme is set to kick off today, the port said in their latest release. 

According to the official announcement, this dredging campaign, scheduled to last for a period of approximately 7 days, will be undertaken at the port approaches, main navigational channel and operational commercial berths.

The Port of Blyth dredging program will include frequent trips to and from the spoil deposit ground approximately 3 miles ENE of the harbor East Pier and south bound past the wind turbine array.

Under this maintenance dredging work, the operations are going to be conducted over a 24 hour period by the trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) UKD Orca and the tug/plough dredging vessel Blyth Endeavour.

According to UK Dredging (UKD), the vessel’s owner, the TSHD UKD Orca is equipped with twin suction pipes fitted well aft and is capable of dredging in confined spaces making her ideal for maintenance dredging work.

The dredger is equipped with a de-gassing installation, drag head jets and underwater overflow via an adjustable weir.

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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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