Aberdeen Harbor Expansion: Second Caisson Successfully Installed

Image source: Dragados SA UK & Ireland

Dragados UK, principal contractor for the Aberdeen Harbor Expansion Project, has just installed the second of the 22 enormous concrete units that will form the closed quay sections at Aberdeen South Harbor.

These caissons, 50 meters long, 17 meters wide and 16 meters high, have been floated from Cromarty Firth to Nigg Bay, Aberdeen, in a 160-miles journey.

“Dragados’ caissons are advantageous for this project due to the fact that they can withstand higher working loads than the open quays – made with piles,” according to their latest release.

“In addition, caissons require less concrete than other construction techniques, given that they have empty chambers that are later filled with granular material – part of it will be the material dredged from Nigg Bay’s seabed, which will be reused for this purpose.”

The use of caissons is more environmentally-friendly than other marine building techniques, said Dragados.

 

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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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