A Dutch consortium of Baars Confloat and Martens en Van Oord started preparations for the Lake Boyukshor dredging project, located close to the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku.
About 2.5 million cubic meters of contaminated sediments will be removed to restore the water quality of the lake.
The consortium has developed a land-based treatment method for the sediment to be dewatered and the clean water to flow back into the lake.
The remediation dredging project will start this month and it should be completed by March 2015, just before the start of Baku 2015, the first European Olympic Games.
June 19, 2014