Site Investigations for Spoilbank Marina Kick Off

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On-site environmental investigations for the McGowan Government’s Spoilbank Marina project in Port Hedland have officially started, the Government of Western Australia reports. 

The State Government has engaged consultants to assist in preparing the environmental impact assessment of the marina project, with O2 Marine to conduct field investigations in Port Hedland from today.

The work includes using a drop camera and side scan sonar to conduct a benthic habitat survey to identify if there are any habitats, such as coral reefs, that could potentially be impacted by construction of the marina.

Sediment samples within the project area will also be collected to investigate sediment quality and to provide input into ongoing dredge plume and sedimentation modelling studies.

The Spoilbank Marina projects includes boat pens, a four-lane boat ramp, two breakwaters and internal revetment walls and an access channel separating marina traffic from shipping activity.

 

 

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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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