Remu Big Float E22 proves success in Lithuania
The Nemunas River and the Curonian Lagoon from Kaunas to Klaipeda in Lithuania form an inland waterway of international importance E41 – part of the Trans-European Transport Network.
The Nemunas’ navigation is limited novadays due to silt and litter accumulation along the channel.
Sedimentation occurs due to poor technical condition of the special hydraulic engineering structures – buns (dumbs), built along the river.
To reduce the sedimentation of the navigation channel, it is necessary to renovate the existing buns and, if necessary, install new ones.
Upon completion, the modernized buns will form a straighter waterway, which will be naturally deepened by the narrowed current flow, and part of the sediments will settle in between the buns.