Port Taranaki Limited has just released this beautiful video from their latest dredging project.
This work is the second dredging campaign carried out at Port Taranaki by the trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Albatros – owned and operated by Dutch Dredging.
The Albatros replaced the decommissioned Pelican and proved more efficient and effective in 2019, cutting four weeks off the previous campaign duration.
“Dredging does an important job maintaining the required draft for the safe passage of vessels in and out of Port Taranaki,” Port Taranaki engineering manager, Ludo Galliegue, said.
“The Albatros was very proficient in its first campaign here, removing about 400,000m³ of sand and sediment that is driven into the port by the predominant current and wave action that hits the main breakwater. We expect similar amounts of material to be removed this campaign to maintain the channel depths.”
The captured material is being dropped at sites within consented areas.