Lake Worth Inlet Emergency Dredging VIDEO

The Lake Worth Inlet is undergoing an emergency dredging in order to remove sand shoals from the inlet that caused draft restrictions at the Port of Palm Beach.

According to the port, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has contracted a dredge that was undergoing work in Jacksonville, FL.

Right now we have a shoal that has limited our draft to 26 feet low water 28 feet mean high water and other restrictions on larger ships that are less maneuverable at the port,” said Port Engineer Ronald Coddington.

Coddington expects the emergency dredge to remove some 11,000 cubic yards of sand from the harbor entrance.

It’s important the dredging happens now because it affects our economy, it affects the economics of certain ships, and commodities such as sugar, molasses, liquid asphalt and petroleum products,” Coddington said.

The emergency dredge should sustain unrestrictive depth until the regular annual dredge scheduled for later this year.

That project is expected to remove about 35,000 cubic yards of sand from the inlet.

 

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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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