Lower Mississippi River Dredging Operations Continue

Image source: Weeks Marine

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) has resumed dredging operations in Southwest Pass (SWP) and on the Crossings Above New Orleans to respond to active shoaling deposited by long-term high river stages, reports Louisiana Maritime Association.

There are several vessels presently working in the area of SWP (including hopper and cutterhead dredges) and two dustpan dredges that are restoring half channel width on the Crossings.

Engaged in the works are: hopper dredges STUYVESANT, NEWPORT and WHEELER; cutterhead dredges C.R. McCASKILL, CAPTAIN FRANK and R.S. WEEKS; and dustpan dredges WALLCE McGEORGE, JADWIN and HURLEY.

Federally authorized channel dimensions on the Crossings are 500 feet wide by 45 feet deep, USACE continues to focus on the central 250 feet of channel or half of the authorized channel width.

The MVN will advertise Southwest Pass Hopper Dredge Rental Contract #12-2019 later this week, in an effort to secure an additional industry hopper dredge.

 

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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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