Rohde Nielsen wraps up Port Beach sand renourishment

Rohde Nielsen has completed the Port Beach sand renourishment project in Australia – awarded by the Port of Fremantle and the City of Fremantle.

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The trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Modi R has been in seasonal operation since July 2022 and has dredged 150.000 m3 of sand from the Fremantle Ports’ Deep-Water channel to a depth of -18.5 meters.

The dredged sand was then reused for beach nourishment in designated nearshore areas of Fremantle’s Port Beach using the rainbow method, providing optimal distribution.

Throughout the duration of the project, a high standard of environmental controls was implemented, with utmost consideration given to minimizing any potential environmental impacts, said Rohde Nielsen.