Work Progresses on Bacton to Walcott Sandcaping Scheme

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North Norfolk District Council, together with its project partners Van Oord and Royal Haskoning DHV are making nice progress on the UK’s first ever sandscaping coastal flood scheme.

According to the officials, it won’t be long until the beaches at Bacton and Walcott are transformed and as such protected for years to come.

They also added that the contractor is about to move the “sinker line”, submerged pipeline that carries the sand from the dredger to the beach from location 1 to location 2, working their way towards Walcott.

The move is expected to take place over the next couple of days.

Sandscaping, which started mid-July, involves a large ship (hopper dredger Ham 318) pumping sand from the offshore borrow site, and sailing back to Bacton where the sand is nourished onto the shore and positioned by bulldozers.

During the project, the contractor will place approximately 1.8 million cubic meters of sand onto the Bacton to Walcott beaches. So far, the beach nourishment is nearly one-third complete.

The sandscaping work is scheduled to finish mid-August.

 

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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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