Manson Working on the Atchafalaya River Maintenance Dredging Project

RM WHITE dredging the Atchafalaya River, with MARGARET M. Photo credit–Aerophoto

Manson Construction Co. recently released the latest update on the Atchafalaya River 2019 Maintenance Dredging Project.

This project involves river maintenance dredging utilizing the cutter suction dredge (CSD) ROBERT M WHITE (RM WHITE) along the southern reaches of the Atchafalaya River.

According to Manson, the work consists of three primary dredging reaches: Crewboat Cut, the Bay Reach, and the Bar Reach.

Disposal of dredged material includes both overboard single point discharge, and upland disposal with specific template and grade requirements.

Due to record breaking shoaling events, the scope for this contract has grown substantially since award, currently encompassing over 7 million cubic yards of dredging material, the company said.

The outer dredging areas of the contract are over 30 miles from civilization and the nearest boat loading, thus requiring a quarters barge to be kept on-site.

The WOTAN was successfully outfitted as a quarters barge prior to starting the project and is currently being used by the project management and crew.

Manson concluded that the outfitting and mobilizing of the WOTAN quarters barge was a tremendous effort amongst the project team and equipment department. The work was performed safely and successfully thanks to a collaborative effort between the two departments.


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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews ( 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.

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