Contract Awarded for Algiers Channel Improvements

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, recently awarded a contract for channel improvements in Algiers, Louisiana.

According to USACE, the construction contract is a part of the Southeast Louisiana Drainage Project (SELA), Orleans Parish – Algiers Subbasin Plan.

The $14.2M construction contract was awarded to B&K Construction Co. Inc. and represents the first of seven contracts to be awarded in the SELA Algiers Subbasin Plan.

Additional contracts will be designed and awarded as funds are appropriated.

The current total project cost to construct the Algiers Subbasin Plan is $506 million, said USACE.

The contract calls for channel improvements along General De Gaulle Avenue and has an estimated completion date of 2025. The 25 foot earthen channel will be replaced with 40 feet wide pile founded concrete lined u-flume channel, and deepened by five feet.

 

 

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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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