PHOTO: Dutra Dredgers Busy at JAXPORT

The Dutra Group, a San Rafael, California, based dredging contractor, has just released these amazing photos of their clamshell dredger Paula Lee and trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Stuyvesant, during the work on the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Project in Florida.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Dutra began construction of the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Project in February 2018. The project should be completed in 5-6 years and will take the depth of the federal channel to 47 feet.

The project consists of deepening the existing 40-foot channel to 47 feet; widening at Mile Point, the Training Wall Reach and St. Johns Bluff Reach plus construction of two new turning basins at Blount Island and Brills Cut.

According to an official statement, JAXPORT currently supports more than 130,000 jobs throughout the region and creates $26 billion in economic impact every year, with local jobs associated with JAXPORT’s Asian business grew more than 57 percent in a five-year period.

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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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