All Ready for Dunmore Dredging

Anthony D Bates Partnership (ADBP) announced today that the company has received dumping at sea permit for Dunmore East Harbor project.

The maintenance dredging contract for the Dunmore East Harbor in South East Ireland, was awarded earlier this year to L&M Keating Ltd.

L&M Keating, in association with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Marine, engaged ADBP to acquire, if possible, a dumping at sea permit for any material that may be uncontaminated. Previously all material had been deemed unsuitable for disposal at sea. The permit was required within a defined period of time to be contractually beneficial.

ADBP studied the existing information and deemed that the testing undertaken was insufficient, having no information on some parameters and inadequate limits of detection for acquiring definitive comparable results to the required standards.

Expedited consultation agreed a new suite of sampling, which was undertaken immediately, to determine the vertical and horizontal variance of contamination across the site. Accelerated testing was arranged with a suitably certified laboratory. After a review of the results further consultation deemed a significant portion of the site was compliant with the required standards and a formal application was merited.

ADBP drafted and managed the entire application process for the client, resulting in a favorable expeditious decision from the regulator. The permit acquired will result in a substantial saving in the volume of material sent to landfill and also significant cost savings.

The dredging and disposal operations are due to commence in October.

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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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