UK: Dredging International NV Contracts ITC Meltemi for Lincshore Campaign
Dredging International NV has contracted ITC Meltemi for an initial period of 60 days to assist with general dredging activities in support of the Lincshore 2012 campaign.
This project includes beach renourishment work performed by a Trailer Suction Hopper Dredger.
ITC Meltemi mobilized from Den Helder to Grimsby end March to start its contract.
The project, which takes place each year on the Lincolnshire coast, will see 400,000 cubic meters of sand pumped from licensed off-shore sites onto 20 km of beach.
The mammoth scheme maintains protection against a one in 200 year tidal flood (0.5%) for 30,000 properties and 35,000 hectares of land. In addition, the work also helps maintain the beaches as tourist attractions – without it, sand would be washed away leaving just a clay base.
The project is reviewed every five years to ensure it remains the best option for protecting homes and businesses from flooding. This year’s work is the third year of a five-year program protecting the coastline.
Dredging Today Staff, May 22, 2012; Image: itctowage