Seven Mile Island Beachfill to Begin This Fall

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The Army Corps’ Philadelphia District has awarded a $7.5 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company to complete periodic nourishment of the Townsends Inlet to Cape May Inlet (Avalon and Stone Harbor) Coastal Storm Risk Management project.

The project is a joint effort of USACE, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the communities of Avalon and Stone Harbor.

The contract calls for dredging approximately 425,000 cubic yards of sand from Townsends Inlet.

The sand will be pumped onto the beach from the Townsends Inlet south jetty area to approximately 19th Street in Avalon.

The contract includes options for dredging and placing additional sand as well as options to harvest sand in Stone Harbor.

Sand harvesting involves using sand that has accumulated within the dune system above the Federal template to nourish the berm in front of the dune. USACE will conduct surveys of the beach before deciding whether to exercise the contract options to harvest sand.

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company is expected to begin dredging and beachfill operations in the fall of 2019.

The contract is cost shared between the federal government (65 percent of costs funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) and non-federal entities (35 percent of costs funded by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the municipalities).

 

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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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