PHOTO: Equipment Begins to Arrive at Fernandina Beach

Manson Construction crews have begun staging equipment for the upcoming Nassau County project at Fernandina Beach.

According to the Army Corps’ Jacksonville District, maintenance dredging of U.S. Naval Station Kings Bay and sand placement at Fernandina Beach and Fort Clinch State Park is anticipated to begin mid-December.

The Corps estimates that the contractor will place about 340,000 cubic yards at Fernandina Beach and 170,000 cubic yards at Fort Clinch State Park, with approx 930,000 cubic yards of non-beach compatible sand between the approved nearshore disposal area and an offshore disposal site.

The City of Fernandina Beach reported yesterday that the fusing stations for the beach renourishment project have been set based on operational considerations and minimal impact on homes.

One is between the Fort Clinch boundary and Beach Access 16 North, the other is just south of Beach Access 6. There will be significant and constant equipment and vehicles on the beach for the next few months,” the City said.

The dredging and beach renourishment is expected to last for approximately three months. USACE also added that the works will end before March 31, which is the end of the environmental turtle window allowing hopper dredging.

Sponsored by the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay and the City of Fernandina Beach, the project is critical to commercial cargo transiting the port and also to the Navy base, which shares the entrance channel.

 

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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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