Dredging Work on Charleston Harbor Entrance Moves Ahead

Cutterhead suction dredger Texas at work, Image source: GLDD

Dredging operations in the Charleston Harbor Entrance Channel – part of the Post 45 Harbor Deepening Project – are moving forward, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, informs.

Executing the first two contracts for this $529 million project, three dredgers and roughly 40 support vessels began deepening and extending the Entrance Channel to 54 feet in March 2018.

According to USACE, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD) was awarded both contracts for the Entrance Channel.

They are using the cutterhead suction dredges Texas and Carolina, the two largest dredges of their kind in the United States, for the majority of the work.

The material from these dredges is pumped into scows, which are essentially floating dump trucks, and transported to the Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site, where it is placed.

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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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