Saco River Dredging Project About to Begin

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England announced today that the next phase of Saco River dredging project is set to begin in mid-December.

The Saco River dredging contract was awarded to H&L Contracting, Inc. LLC, of Bayshore, New York.

According to the Corps, this work that will clear the lower portion of the channel will last approximately three months.

The $3.93 million worth scheme to dredge the lower Saco River is the second phase of the federal navigation project authorized by Congress to clear out the channel from downtown Saco to the river mouth.

Last year, the Army Corps dredged upper section the channel with the price tag of just over $4 million.

USACE estimates that this year, the contractor will remove around 80,000 cubic yards of dredged material from the lower portion of the 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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