After receiving consent from the Marine Management Organisation to undertake the program of dredging, Associated British Ports have appointed Anthony D Bates Partnership (ADBP) as their client representative for the forthcoming Southampton Approach Channel Dredge.
This project involves selective deepening and widening of the navigation channel at various locations within Southampton Water and the Solent comprising:
– The deepening and widening of the main navigational approach channel to the Port of Southampton; and
– The disposal of the estimated 11.6 million m³ of dredged material at the Nab Tower Disposal Ground, to the east of the Isle of Wight.
This project will improve the tidal access window for deeper draughted vessels, all the ability to handle larger vessels at the Port; and enhance navigational safety. The project is expected to run until late 2014.
Press Release, October 18, 2013