Carlingford Lough Dumping Plan Cancelled

Chris Hazzard MP

Warrenpoint Port has cancelled plans to dump dredged material near protected areas in Carlingford Lough due to environmental concerns.

Commenting the latest news, Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard said: “I welcome today’s confirmation from Warrenpoint Port that they will not be proceeding with proposals to dump dredged material inside the Lough.”

“I want to thank Port management for delivering on their promise that the science would dictate future plans, and seeing that these proposals would potentially damage the sensitive ecology and aquaculture in the lough they have taken the responsible decision to not move forward with the proposals.

“The local community will be pleased to see that Port management have put the protection of Carlingford Lough’s marine environment ahead of profit margins and will look forward to again engaging constructively with the Port in finding an alternative model for addressing the increased silting of the harbor and its impact upon the competitiveness of Warrenpoint Port.” 

The port had recently announced plans to investigate the viability of dumping dredged material near the mouth of the lough instead of the more expensive practice of taking it much further out to sea for disposal.

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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.

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To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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