PHOTO Update: Dredger Goetz Busy on Mississippi River

USACE Photo by Brian Krause

An end to the navigation season doesn’t apply for the Dredge Goetz crew, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ St. Paul District said in its latest announcement. 

While the St. Paul District locks are closed during the winter months, receiving millions of dollars in upgrades and repairs, the dredger crew stayed their course supporting dredging operations on the Mississippi River, including cuts at Cave Hollow and the Chain of Rocks Canal.

The St. Paul District Dredge Goetz – christened on June 24, 2005 – is a 225 feet long vessel, 39 feet wide and has a five-foot draft.

The dredger is being used by the Corps to maintain 850 miles of the Upper Mississippi River, 355 miles of the Illinois River and 24 miles of the St. Croix River.

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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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