Port of Morgan City Dredging on the Way

Update on Specialty Built Equipment for Bar Channel – Jon McVay, President, Brice Civil Constructors, Image source: Port of Morgan City

After lots of talk in the past year about starting major dredging projects in the Morgan City area, it is expected that the work will finally be in full swing by the summer, the Louisiana’s Port of Morgan City said in a release.

The port officials plan to achieve a decent enough water depth by September to accommodate a lot of vessel traffic from Crewboat Cut, south of Morgan City, in the Atchafalaya River to the end of the Atchafalaya River Bar Channel, which empties into the Gulf of Mexico.

Sediment accumulation has stifled waterway commerce in the Morgan City area, because many vessels cannot get through the waterways.

The river and bar channel are authorized to be 20 feet deep and 400 feet wide, but the river is rarely consistently at those dimensions. Officials expect the river to be dredged to 18 feet in the Morgan City area by September.

According to the release, Brice Civil Constructors has a contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to use a special purpose suction dredger to remove fluid mud, known as fluff, from the Atchafalaya River Bar Channel.

The contractor is set to arrive on site as early as May 1 and as late as June 1, said Tim Connell, operations manager for the USACE New Orleans district.

Port of Morgan City

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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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