Geraldton dredging about to begin

Mid West Ports Authority is set to begin the Geraldton dredging program in the following days.

The 2021 Maintenance Dredge Project will remove naturally accumulated sediments from within the inner harbour of Geraldton Port and southern navigational channel.

For this job, RN Dredging Pty Ltd – the Australian subsidiary of Rohde Nielsen A/S – will send the trailer suction hopper dredger Modi R.

Mid West Ports Authority photo

Two beneficial re-uses have been selected for the sediments, with those removed from the inner harbour placed into the Berth 7 land reclamation area and sediments from the navigational channel placed into the natural system at a designated nearshore placement area adjacent to Bluff Point.

Photo: Mid West Ports Authority