Swansea Maintenance Dredging Completed

Progressive natural sedimentation upstream of the River Tawe Barrage in Swansea results in a gradual loss of depth for the Marina located in the sheltered waters above the barrage.

Removal of the material is required every couple of years to restore safe navigation in the river.

Dredging is carried out in the winter months when impacts on the local environment and boat users are minimised. The preferred method of dredging used to date has been Water Injection Dredging (WID).

Van Oord’s purpose built WID vessel ‘Odin’ was working in the approaches to the upstream lock gates. The volume of sediment removed this year was approximately 12,000 m³. The works were carried out under a Marine Licence issued by National Resources Wales.

Dredging started of the 30th January and was successfully completed on 14th February. The work required very close co-operation between the various parties to ensure that the many vessels moored in the Marina could be moved out of the area to be dredged in a defined sequence.

All aspects of the work, including planning, licensing, surveys, contract documentation and on-site supervision were carried out by the Anthony D Bates Partnership (ADBP) LLP on behalf of City and County of Swansea.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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