Dredging Plan Introduced for Shing Mun River Channel

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With immediate effect and for a period of approximately 5 months, marine works involving dredging operations will be carried out in the Shing Mun River Channel, Sha Tin, the Hong Kong Marine Department (MARDEP) said in its latest announcement.

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels, including one derrick lighter, two hopper barges, two bucket pontoons, one backhoe pontoon, two tugboats and one workboat.

According to MARDEP, the number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

The dredged material will be conveyed to a derrick lighter anchored within a transshipment area bounded by straight lines.

A working area of approximately 15 meters around each working vessel will be established in the works area and the transshipment area.

MARDEP added that a silt curtain – extending from the sea surface to the seabed – will be established beside the backhoe pontoon.

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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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