Boskalis Reaches First Milestone in Canada

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Boskalis has reached an important milestone in Canada with the first volume of dredge material being disposed into the Rio Tinto Dredged Disposal Site (DDS).

It was a multidisciplinary team effort that required local and international expertise, LNG Canada reported yesterday.

According to LNG Canada, this 4-month construction journey carried out in compliance with the environmental permits included: an environmental monitoring team; the arrival of the Transshelf, a heavy-lift semi-submersible vessel delivering the dredge equipment; and local subcontracting for the DDS construction and pipeline fabrication.

Earlier this year, Boskalis was hired as the main dredging contractor for the development of the first large-scale LNG export facility in Kitimat, Canada (LNG Canada).

Overall, the work includes the removal and remediation of contaminated and non-contaminated sediments at the site of the future facility in order to provide the required physical space and marine access for the construction of LNG Canada.

For this project, Boskalis has deployed a fleet of vessels including medium-sized trailing suction hopper dredger, cutter suction dredger, backhoe dredger and a crane barge.

The company expects that the dredging activities for this project will continue into 2020.

 

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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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