MacArtney MBES Hydrographic System for Corsica

Bathymetric chart of Bastia harbor by MacArtney France during installation and testing, Image source: McArtney

MacArtney France SAS has successfully delivered a portable Multi-Beam Echo Sounder Hydrographic System – designed for small vessels – to the French government organization Collectivité de Corse, in Corsica, France.

With 1000 km of coastline, the island attracts many tourists and cruise ships creating the need for an MBES hydrographic system, but one small enough and versatile enough to be portable by road across the island to Corsica’s many harbors, said MacArtney in its release.

The purpose of the MBES Hydrographic System is to ensure visiting vessels can securely navigate the harbors of the island, monitor the seabed to control the quality of dredging, identify obstructions on the sea floor and finally verify underwater installations, for example, the quaysides and hexapods of the Corsican harbors.

As system solution specialists, MacArtney France worked with trusted partners Kongsberg, Valeport and SBG Systems on this project to fulfill the project specific needs and supply an adaptable MBES Hydrographic System that meets the standards set down by the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO).

 

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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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