Half Moon Bay in Need of Dredging

Image source: bayside.vic.gov.au

The Bayside City Council, Victoria, has officially started early dredging investigation works at the Half Moon Bay boat ramp.  

According to their latest release, the council will apply for approvals in the following months, planing to undertake a dredging program in early 2020 once all approvals are granted.

Under the cleanup plan, aimed to remove a build-up of sand around the boat ramps, the council will conduct a bi-annual dredging program in this area – very shallow at the moment.

Sand that naturally builds up in the boat ramp area needs to be periodically removed to improve safety for recreational and emergency boats being launched and/or retrieved in Half Moon Bay.

This work usually involves an excavator removing the sand and trucks relocating it to the northern end of the beach.

The relocated sand contains organic marine matter and is discolored and smelly. It can take up to one week for the odor to go away, the council said.

For safety reasons, the maintenance dredging operations can only take place in calm weather conditions and low tides.

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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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