Dredging Underway at CocoCay in the Bahamas

Image source: Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean reported on its blog yesterday that Jan De Nul Group has begun dredging work at CocoCay in the Bahamas, signaling the start of a pivotal milestone in creating a pier for ships to dock.

According to the company, the project includes dredging of the coral basin around the island and the installation of a pier in order to accommodate Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class ships, each capable of carrying over 6,000 passengers.

Dredging is a form of excavation carried out underwater to provide a waterway for cruise ships to access the pier that is under construction, the company reported. Once the new pier and dredging are complete, Royal Caribbean’s cruise ships can visit CocoCay by docking instead of tendering.

Royal Caribbean International CEO, Michael Bayley recently commented that the dredging and new pier works ,which is being added to CocoCay, have suffered a few construction delays, but will be complete, “by the end of December“.

 

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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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