Maintenance Dredging Program Begins in Lake Worth Inlet

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Maintenance dredging program in the Lake Worth Inlet began last week, the Port of Palm Beach reports.

The hopper dredger Atchafalaya is expected to remove approximately 60,000 cubic yards of sand from the inner and outer harbor channel.

“Removing the shoal would deepen the sea floor to 37 feet in the inner channel and 39 feet in the outer channel. This will allow some room for shoaling without the sand buildup infringing on our required depths,” said the Port of Palm Beach in its release.

Commenting the latest news, Port of Palm Beach Engineer, Ronald Coddington, said: “While dredging is needed to help keep the movement of cargo being imported and exported through the Port of Palm Beach, this project is also rebuilding the eroding beach in the town of Palm Beach.”

The sand will be pumped as far as half a mile down the beach.

According to the official statement, the project is expected to be complete in about two weeks.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funded the maintenance dredge that usually takes place once a year. This maintenance dredging project is separate from the emergency dredging that took place in October.

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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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