VIDEO: Dredge Woomera Working near the Port of Cairns


Australia’s largest backhoe dredge – the giant Woomera has been busy lately clearing the hard clays from the Trinity Inlet.

The Ports North this morning released a video showing the backhoe dredge Woomera working near the Port of Cairns wharves as part of the dredging for the Cairns Shipping Development project.

Spanning 65 meters in length, Woomera was designed in the Netherlands and can dredge depths of up to 26 meters.

The Cairns Shipping Development Project is widening and deepening the existing Trinity Inlet shipping channel and placing the dredge material on land at a cost of up to $127 million.

This will facilitate cruise ship growth for vessels up to 300 meters, with a forecast demand of up to 150 cruise ships through the Port of Cairns by 2031.

The widening and deepening of the shipping channel will be performed by the teams of Rohde Nielsen and Hall Contracting.

Dredging and wharf upgrade works are set for completion in 2020.

 

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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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