Horseshoe Cove Dredging to Begin in February

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District awarded a $2.06 million contract December 6th to dredge shoal material from Horseshoe Cove and the turning basin.

According to USACE, the dredging will return this area to its authorized depth of six feet, with one foot of allowable over-depth.

The Corps awarded the contract to the 4H Construction Corporation of Cleveland, Mississippi. Construction is expected to start in February and the estimated construction duration is roughly seven months.

This award represents great news for the Horseshoe Cove community,” said Project Manager Brandon Burch. “The long-awaited maintenance project will help ensure safe navigation through the channel and contribute to the quality of life of local residents and the fishing community in the area.”

The authorized federal channel is 1.75 miles long from the Gulf of Mexico to the village of Horseshoe Beach. Dredging will remove roughly 84,000 cubic yards of material from the channel.

The contract consists of a Base and one option. The Base work includes maintenance dredging at the Horseshoe Cove entrance channel and turning basin, from station 100+00 to station 183+00, and disposal of material to the upland disposal facility located about two miles from the project site.

Work also includes environmental species observers, turbidity monitoring, bird monitoring, sea turtle trawl sweeping and relocation, mobilization, and operation and maintenance of the disposal area. Option A consists of dredging of the remaining Horseshoe Cove turning basin from station 183+00 to station 190+73.6.

The maintenance dredging is 100 percent federally funded. The Army Corps of Engineers received supplemental funds provided in Public Law 115-123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. The act provides nearly $17.4 billion to the Corps for disaster recovery. Jacksonville District received $3.348 billion for long-term recovery investments in its area of responsibility, which includes Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

 

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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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