Geraldton dredging project passes halfway point

Mid West Ports Authority announced today that Geraldton 2021 maintenance dredging project has reached the halfway point.

Mid West Ports Authority

According to the Authority, trailer suction hopper dredger Modi R has now removed over 50% of the naturally accumulated sediments from the inner harbour of Geraldton Port and the southern navigational channel.

Under the 2021 maintenance dredging project, the contractor RN Dredging Pty Ltd – the Australian subsidiary of Rohde Nielsen A/S – will remove approx. 200,000m3 of material from the port area.

They also added that the dredge Modi R recently mobilised back to Fremantle to undertake some work before returning to Geraldton shortly to complete this project.

Most of this dredged material will be used in a beneficial manner, 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.