Sharpness Dock Dredging Kicks Off

Around 10,000 tonnes of silt is set to be removed from the tidal basin at Sharpness Dock in Gloucestershire during a dredging project this week, the Canal and River Trust said in its latest release. 

The Trust is carrying out the work to ensure that the gateway from the River Severn into the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal is fit for the hundreds of boats that that use it each year.

Lewis Kneale, Canal & River Trust customer operations supervisor, said: “Sharpness is such an important site for ships from all over the country, and the world, so to dredge like we’re doing is absolutely vital. It’s probably the largest dredging operation at the dock in twenty years.”

“The project is a good example of the variety of work we do as a charity. Although most of the canal is tranquil and used by thousands of people for a bit of peace and quiet, here at Sharpness we have an amazing dock which continues to play such an important role for the local area and industry throughout Britain.”

The dredging is carried out by a specialized boat that uses a pump to hoover up the silt from the bed of the dock. The underwater debris is then sucked through a pipe, before being returned to the estuary from where it came.

The Trust aims to increase the depth of the dock’s bed by up to 1.2 meters.

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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. 

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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.

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