Maryport’s Harbor Dredging Project Starts Next Month

Van Oord, a Dutch dredging company, has won the Maryport’s harbor dredging contract.

Pauline Gorley, chief executive of the Maryport Harbor and Marina Authority, said that Van Oord will be on site from February 4 for four to six weeks to dredge the Elizabeth and Senhouse docks.

John McAvoy, fishing co-operative chairman, said that in recent times even boats leaving at high water had had trouble negotiating the silted harbor.

The harbor used to be dredged every five years but it is more than that since Elizabeth Dock was dredged. The situation was really becoming critical,” he said.

“Boats were having real difficulty. This will make life better for them and may even attract other boats into the harbor.”

Van Oord is a specialist in water injection dredging and it will be the first time it has been used in Maryport.

Mrs Gorley added that the dredging program would also benefit the fishing industry’s larger boats as they will be able to access the landing quay during neap tides as well as spring tides.

Senhouse Dock was dredged six years ago but the authority announced at that time that it had no money to dredge Elizabeth Dock.

 

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Oct 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3

Eastern Chapter WEDA Fall 2019 Conference

Wednesday (10/16/19) afternoon will start the program with an opportunity to take the Dredging 101 course.

read more >

DREDGING FOR SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE INDIA

At this 1-day conference, you will experience what it means to apply this new approach in practice.

read more >

CEDA Dredging Days 2019

The conference is well-attended by professionals representing the entire cross-section of the dredging field…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply