Queen Bess Restoration Work Progresses

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The Queen Bess Island restoration project in Barataria Bay, conducted by Pontchartrain Partners, is in full swing now, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) said in its latest announcement. 

The $9.8 million construction contract, awarded in July 2019, is being funded through the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource Damages settlement administered by Louisiana’s Trustee Implementation Group.

The project will enhance the existing rock ring around the island, which will serve as containment and protection for the sand fill material that will increase the island’s elevation.

Queen Bess Island is a vital nesting habitat for colonial nesting water birds in the Barataria Basin northeast of Grand Isle in Jefferson Parish.

Construction on the island must be completed by mid-February 2020, when pelicans and other birds return for the next nesting season.

Photo courtesy of Fenstermaker

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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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