Winter dredging roundup – Jenkins Marine
Jenkins Marine’s dredging teams have been busy over the last few months supporting the company’s clients in the South Coast area of operations, along with some projects around the South Eastern coast.
The season started with work at MDL’s Cobbs Quay and continued with work at some of the local marinas for Poole Harbour Commission. Next to follow is The Solent scheme where the dredging will start in the Hamble River and at marinas within Portsmouth Harbour and on Chichester Harbour.
On conclusion of these Jenkins dredging team will move over to the Cowes area on the Isle of Wight to support clients situated on the island with their requirements.
The main dredging fleet of the company is dredging vessel, the Doreen Dorward, equipped with 50t long reach excavator and Prolec dredge control system, and assisted by the two 300m³ split hopper barges, Nab and Needles.
To optimise the operations and allow for increased production the split hoppers share the transit to the disposal sites to optimise the performance of the Doreen Dorward.
This year the company’s self-propelled grab barge CH Horn continued a separate campaign for dredging works as a self-contained dredging solution with a long reach excavator and small hopper to allow Jenkins to carry out smaller dredging service or support operations for the clients in areas where space is limited.
According to Jenkins Marine, their dredging crews will be kept busy during the coming months, all the way until the end of April/ Early May.