Maplewood Marine Restoration Plan Moves Forward

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The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority held a public consultation recently regarding the proposed Maplewood Marine Restoration Project.

According to their announcement, the scheme is currently in the design development and permitting and approvals phases.

The port authority is proposing to use a portion of the project as a fisheries habitat offsetting site for the proposed Centerm Expansion Project.

The Centerm Expansion Project includes mitigation measures to reduce or avoid environmental effects of construction of the terminal expansion. However, where effects to fish and fish habitat cannot be avoided, the proposed Maplewood Marine Restoration Project is anticipated to provide the offset by creating high-value habitat at Maplewood, upon approval from Fisheries and Oceans Canada,” said the authority.

The habitat area will include intertidal habitat, subtidal eelgrass habitat, and a rock reef habitat.

Dredging of the Southwest Channel and creating new rock reef habitat is proposed to improve tidal flushing in the basin and enhanced water quality, nutrient transportation and reduce siltation of marine vegetation.

Completion of all regulatory reviews for the Maplewood Marine Restoration Project is anticipated by mid-2019.

Following completion of these regulatory reviews, the earliest that construction on the Maplewood Marine Restoration Project could start is expected to be late summer 2019, for a period of approximately eight months.

 

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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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