Boskalis’ TSHD Shoalway arrives in Dover

The trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Shoalway arrived in Dover this morning – getting ready for the next phase of planned dredging in the Outer Harbour.

Boskalis photo

The vessel is owned and operated by Royal Boskalis Westminster, and their direct involvement with the Dover Western Docks Revival project makes them no stranger to the port.

The works consist of the maintenance dredging of the berth, basins and approaches in the Port of Dover.

Bed levelling is also permitted as part of the latest cleanup operations.

The sediment sample test results classify the sediment as the fine sandy silt.

With respect to disposal, material from the Port of Dover can only be placed at the designated offshore disposal site, DV010.