Land & Water uses HVO fuel for Queen Pool dredging

After completing phase one of works at the end of 2020, Land & Water is now starting phase two of a wider restoration project at Blenheim Estate.

The restoration works, which are due to start this month, will see Land & Water begin the first dredge of Queen’s Pool in over 100 years.

Land & Water will be removing 300,000 cubic metres of silt over the course of the nine months, to return the lake to its ideal depth of two metres from its current shallows of 30cm.

“Queen Pool has become heavily silted which can have a detrimental impact on its ecosystem. By carrying out these dredging works, we are able to increase the depth of the lake so that it can continue supporting the flora and fauna which thrives there,” said Charlie Oakes, Project Manager at Land & Water.

“Land & Water is also proud to be using HVO fuel throughout the project which is up to 90+% net carbon neutral and biodegradable meaning that we are significantly reducing the carbon output of these works.”

“The dredge is one of the most ambitious civil engineering projects undertaken here at Blenheim over the last 300 years. It is vitally important to help ensure the long-term health of the lakes, surrounding waterways and parkland and the rich biodiversity that it supports as well as mitigating the risk of environmental damage due to climate change,” added Roy Cox, Blenheim Estate’s Director.

HVO fuel is a Land & Water’ sustainable solution, as they continue to show its commitment towards becoming carbon net zero by 2030 and safeguarding the future of the planet.

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