Australia: GPC Reveals Dredging Plans for Port Alma
“The dredging will be needed as part of the plans for Port Alma in central Queensland,” the Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) said.
The GPC is yet to release its 50-year master plan for the site where other coal terminals are set to be built, according to the ABC News.
It is undertaking a large dredging program in the western basin of Gladstone Harbour and conservationists are concerned about its effect on marine life.
Leo Zussino, the GPC chief executive, says the port is planning to do some dredging in the deep-water channel near the Port Alma site.
“From our estimations and our studies, there’s probably about eight to 12 million cubic metres of dredging required to achieve that outcome,” he said.
“Compare that to the western basin of Gladstone, where we have an approval for 46 million cubic metres.”
Dredging Today Staff, May 29, 2012; Image: westernbasinportdevelopment