Goodwin Sands as the Best Choice for Dover Western Docks Revival

Consultancy firm Royal HaskoningDHV was engaged in May 2015 by the Port of Dover to advise on the selection of aggregate sources for the Dover Western Dock Revival project.

After a year of studies, consultations and the production of an Environmental Statement running to over 1,500 pages – the preferred option is to extract aggregate from an area on the south west of the Goodwin Sands.

The proposed dredge area has been specifically selected to have the minimum environmental impact and avoids seal haul-out sites, protected and charted wrecks and sensitive seabed habitats.

HR Wallingford has estimated the total volume of the Goodwin Sands as 1,120,000,000m³. Therefore the absolute maximum of 2,500,000m³ aggregate required for the development equates to approximately 0.22% of the total volume.

The application for the licence to dredge was submitted in May to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). The full detail of the application is publicly available via the MMO and Port of Dover websites.

The decision on the license application is expected in September 2016.

 

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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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