Levee L575b Works on the Way

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An Ellicott dredge is on its way to Levee L575b for a repair work on one of the breaches along the Missouri River near Hamburg, Iowa, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District’s latest announcement.

The contract, aimed to protect critical infrastructure along the waterway, was awarded to Newt Marine Services, Dubuque, Iowa, in April.

Ellicott Dredges, a Baltimore based dredge manufacturer, also shipped a new 18” Booster Pump to the site location recently, where it will be used in conjunction with the Ellicott Series 1270 Dragon Dredge.

According to their release, USACE expects that the majority of the breach repair fill material will be dredged from the riverbank near the site.

The work is anticipated to be completed by 80 calendar days after Notice-to-Proceed.

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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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