Wyre Marine Wins Peel Dredging Deal

The Isle of Man Department of Infrastructure has engaged a specialist contractor to dredge the outer harbor at Peel, according to the Isle of Man Government’s latest release.

Work will start soon to remove sand deposits from the area around the breakwater, the lifeboat slipway and the groyne. This essential maintenance will support the safe operation of commercial vessels in the area, the release said.

The sand, which has been deposited as a result of tidal and weather conditions, will be excavated and disposed of at sea at a licensed site south west of Peel.

“Preparations are in place to dredge the outer harbor at Peel and this work is scheduled for completion before the end of May. Removal of contaminated silt from the impounded area of the marina is a more complex issue,” said Tim Baker MHK, Member of the Department with responsibility for Ports.

“The department has a responsibility to maintain vessel berths, but is also conscious of the need to protect the marine ecosystem and the Island’s commercial fishery. We are continuing to work in partnership with the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture and other stakeholders to identify potential solutions.”

Wyre Marine Services Ltd of Fleetwood will use its grab hopper dredger ‘Admiral Day’ to clear approximately 18,000 tonnes of accumulated material over a period of three weeks.

Recent analysis of silt taken from the marina has shown that it contains a level of heavy metal contamination – a legacy of historic industrial activity – which rules out disposal at sea.

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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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