Virginia’s Trimble Shoals Channel Dredging Project Begins

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A dredging project that will make the Port of Virginia the deepest port on the U.S. East Coast is now underway, according to the port officials.

Following the finalization of the contract, the project’s initial phase started Sunday, reported the Virginia Port Authority.

The container ships are getting bigger and require more water depth to safely operate. This project, combined with all of the investments we are making at our terminals, tells the ocean carriers we are ready for the big ships,” said John F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the port.

The $78 million contract for the first phase was awarded to New Jersey-based Weeks Marine earlier in October.

Under the deal, the contractor will deepen the western side of the Thimble Shoal Channel to 55 feet, widening the channel to more than 1,400 feet in specific areas.

When dredging is complete in 2024, the commercial channels serving the Norfolk Harbor will be able to simultaneously accommodate two, ultra-large container vessels.

The total cost of the Port of Virginia dredging scheme is $350 million including engineering and design.

 

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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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