Nags Head Beach Nourishment: Dredger Ellis Island Remains in Norfolk

Image source: nagsheadnc.gov

The Town of Nags Head, North Carolina, has just released the latest update on their coastal construction project, saying that the dredger Liberty Island is beginning beach nourishment work near the Curlew Street public beach access at about Mile Post 11.5.

The other Great Lakes Dredge and Dock’s dredger Ellis Island remains in Norfolk due to required repair work.

“Beach nourishment construction in the south end of Nags Head near Mile Post 20 has been temporarily halted due to the dredger Ellis Island traveling to Norfolk for repair work. At this time, we do not know when the dredger Ellis Island is expected to be back on the project,” said the town.

According to the update, the dredger is still expected to work to just north of Outer Banks Pier near Mile Post 18.5 before leaving the project in mid-June.

Construction near Mile Post 11.5 started yesterday and will progress quickly north to the Bonnett Street public beach access at 2919 S. Virginia Dare Trail, before turning back south again from a landing point just south of the Curlew Street public beach access and progressing south towards the Outer Banks Pier near Mile Post 18.5.

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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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