Jan de Nul Bags Port Maputo Dredging Deal

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Jan de Nul Dredging Ltd. will in the next few months start maintenance dredging of the Port Maputo access channels, reports the Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC).

MPDC said in the release that following the dredging of the Maputo Port access channel in 2016/2017 (from -11 meters to -14.3 meters) this will be the first maintenance dredging of the access channels.

They also stated that the dredging will focus on the Matola, Katembe, Polana, Xefina and Northern Channels removing approx. 1.4 million cubic meters of accumulated silt, mud and sand. The drafts of the quays of the Maputo and Matola terminals will also be maintained.

Maintenance dredging is expected to start as early as October and last for a total of four months.

Alongside this, there are also rehabilitation works on quays 6, 7, 8 and 9, which are expected to end in the second quarter of 2020.

As with the deepening two years ago, there will be permanent coordination between the dredger and the crew involved and the port operations to ensure that the channel is open and safe for traffic.

 

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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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