Thimble Shoals Dredging Plan on Display

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Norfolk District is seeking comment for proposed new dredging work for the Norfolk Harbor Navigation Improvements Project, Thimble Shoals Channel -West.

According to an official announcement, approximately 8 million cubic yards of maintenance and new work dredged material from the Norfolk Harbor project is proposed for dredging, transport, and placement at the Dam Neck Ocean Disposal Site (DNODS).

The anticipated construction duration is approximately 970 days.

Following initial construction of the channel, maintenance dredging is expected to be required every 2 to 3 years and remove approximately 800,000 cubic yards per cycle during the maintenance phase of the project.

The comment period closes on May 31.

 

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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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