After a delay due to bad weather, the dredger Sospan Dau is finally working at the Southsea Seafront shores.
She already sprayed some 5,000m3 of gravel onto the foreshore between Clarence Pier and the Spur Redoubt.
“We are currently levelling the dredged material to form the eastern temporary working platform,” Southsea Coastal Scheme said.
“We expect the Sospan Dau to return on 23 November to place around 18,000m3 of material to create a second working platform between the Spur Redoubt and the Saluting Platform.”
“Still on the beach, we have removed the concrete ramp and started the break out and removal of the existing west revetment and concrete apron.”
“We’ve also removed the broken section of cast iron outfall pipe from the beach.”
“Over at Clarence Pier Playing Field, we continued stripping topsoil to form our materials recycling and processing area while importing, levelling and compacting stone to form a working area,” according to the latest update.
Work continues on setting up the Pier Road primary compound as their move towards setting up a car park area, project offices and hoardings.
The contractor for the works is VolkerStevin Boskalis Westminster (VSBW).
The entire scheme is the UK’s largest coastal defenses project, worth more than £100 million.