Tybee Island Beach Renourishment Meeting Held

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Officials from the City of Tybee Island (GA), the Army Corps’ Savannah District and Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company personnel recently held a pre-construction kickoff meeting regarding the upcoming Tybee Island Supplemental Beach Renourishment Project.

The $13.8 million renourishment deal, which will finish early in the new year, will place 1.25 million cubic yards of sand on Tybee’s beaches from about Fort Screven all the way to just south of the Tybee Pier.

The overall objectives of the project are to replenish the volume of sand lost due to the Irma and Maria storm events, increase the storm protection function of the beaches, and to maintain or improve resiliency of the beaches within the project limits.

This beachfill program will be the third renourishment project coming to the area in the last five years.

The estimated completion of this coastal protection scheme is February 16, 2020.

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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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