Germany: HPA Announces Plan for Harbour Sediment Removal

Hamburg Port Authority has announced plan for transfer of treated sludge from dredged harbours. Sludge to be removed to Francop and to be added to previously dredged mud from Hamburg and surrounding waters.

It is planned to carry out the following work in an open process which will comprise:

– Deposition of silt including port construction and construction of the upper seal and

– Transport remainder to be stored with different fractions of harbour sediments in a temporary storage area.

The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) was established in October 2005 in the course of the merging of the port-related competencies of various Hamburg authorities. Built on the “one face to the customer” principle the HPA is the central contact partner for all inquiries arising with regard to infrastructure, navigational and operational safety and port security, property management and economic conditions in the port.

The further development of the ports infrastructure and the activities and duties of the HPA are mainly based on the Port Development Plan that is published by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.

Source:hamburg-port-authority , October 21, 2011;

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