Queen Bess Island Restoration VIDEO Update

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has just announced the latest video update from their Queen Bess Island restoration project, showing sand pumping operations onto the island to elevate its interior and install protective rock dike.

The Queen Bess Island restoration project in Barataria Bay, conducted by Pontchartrain Partners, is moving ahead according to schedule, CPRA said.

The $9.8 million construction contract, awarded in July 2019, is being funded through the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource Damages settlement administered by Louisiana’s Trustee Implementation Group.

The project will enhance the existing rock ring around the island, which will serve as containment and protection for the sand fill material that will increase the island’s elevation.

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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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