TSHD Currituck Busy in Chatham

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The Stage Harbor Entrance Dredging project is officially underway, according to the Town of Chatham (MA) latest news release.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) hopper dredge Currituck arrived in Chatham late Sunday afternoon, January 19th, and began maintenance dredging on Monday, January 20th.

The Currituck will be dredging daily for approximately three weeks utilizing a combination of day and 24 hr. shifts.

The severity of shoaling and high current velocities in the channel are posing challenges to dredge operations compared to past maintenance dredging efforts by the Currituck.

Existing water depths and channel widths are severely restricted in the entrance channel, mariners should exercise caution when navigating around the operating dredge.

As reported, the dredging project is expected to last approximately three weeks.

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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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