Geotextile tubes were indispensable in the bridge building works of the Lach Huyen Port Project. About 27 km of the material was utilised to construct the containment bund of the 620,000 m3 dredged sediment containment facilities.
Practical Claims Avoidance Techniques: How to Prevent Excess Costs and Unnecessary Delay on Dredging Projects
Demands on worldwide ports caused by ever larger ships means ever more dredging. Deeper channels, tighter dredge envelopes and stricter environmental restrictions can result in greater risks.
The Stanford University Policy and Engineering Responses to Sea Level Rise (SUPERSLR) project is examining various solutions and the constraints for worldwide ports which could face the challenges of sea-level rise all at roughly the same time.
Special Protection Areas (SPAs) and Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) as stipulated in EU habitats legislation can sometimes lead to complications during port expansion projects.
At the ports of Cartagena and Huelva, Spain dredged materials are affected by mining activities and require careful examination to aid decision making about disposal, as described by the IADC Award winner at the PIANC Conference in Portugal in May.
Implications of the EU Water Framework Directive for Ports, Harbours, Commercial and Leisure Navigation
A position paper on the new EU Directive from important industry organisations which will certainly be impacted.
The EU Water Framework Directive: Implications of the Ports, Harbours, Navigation and Dredging Industry
This new EU regulation has gone into effect and will have consequences for all of Europe and beyond.