Phase 1 of the Arundel Tidal Defense Scheme Underway

The Environment Agency contractors have started engineering surveys of the river defenses in Arundel under the phase 1 of the tidal defense scheme.

According to the EA, contractors will be working on and near the River Arun for a number of days over a 12 week period.

These surveys include drone surveys from the air, visual inspections on foot and ‘scraping’ of sheet steel piles on the River Road side by boat (to measure their thickness).

On 19 November 2018 the contractors started to dig small boreholes in 8 locations along the river banks in Arundel. This is so that the material below the ground can be analysed, to gain a better understanding of the stability of the engineered river defenses over the long-term, reported the Environment Agency.

All these engineering surveys will help the Environment Agency to understand the condition of the defenses and assist them in preparing a preferred design option for the scheme.

The EA also added that repairs to the collapsed wall at River Road will be completed first, and work there is scheduled to begin by autumn 2019. The whole phase 1 scheme is estimated to be completed by autumn 2020.

 

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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.

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