Rhode Nielsen wraps up Port Adelaide dredging campaign

Flinders Port Holdings has just announced the successful completion of dredging and sweeping campaigns of the Inner and Outer Harbor.

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FPH engaged specialist dredging contractor Rhode Nielsen to perform the works.

Maintenance dredging is required ever 2 – 4 years to remove any sediment that has accumulated in the Port Adelaide River.

If dredging is not performed, the sediment build up leads to compromised river depths and widths than what is deemed safe and acceptable by the Port Operating Agreement, International Guidelines and Vessel Operators.

Along with sediment, 2.3 tonnes of rubbish was removed from the River. The rubbish included rubber tyres, scrap metal, steel, rope and even a 500kg anchor.