Southwest Pass Dredging Operations in Full Swing

Photo courtesy of USACE

The Big River Coalition – representing 189 companies in the US Gulf – has just released the latest update on the Southwest Pass dredging project that will restore the Mississippi River channel draft to 45-feet.

According to the update, the Army Corps Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) continues responding to active shoaling in Southwest Pass (SWP) deposited by high river stages.

Currently, there are three industry hopper dredges, two industry cutterhead dredges and one government hopper dredge working in SWP.

The Big River Coalition also added that there are two additional industry hopper dredges expected to arrive in Southwest Pass next week.

Vessels engaged in the project are hopper dredges WHEELER, STUYVESANT, TERRAPIN ISLAND, NEWPORT, GLENN EDWARDS and BAYPORT.

The two cutterhead dredges clearing the waterway are CSD R.S. WEEKS and CAPTAIN FRANK.

 

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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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