Maintenance dredging campaign underway at Port of Waterford

During this week, the Port of Waterford will conduct a maintenance dredging campaign. The work is set to be carried out at three locations along Waterford estuary.

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The Cypriot flagged trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Freeway, will conduct dredging operations in the vicinity of Belview – which is the port’s main terminal – and at nearby Cheekpoint and further downriver on the Waterford Estuary at Duncannon Bar, close to the Passage-East ferry service.

According to the port, disposal of the dredged spoil by the 4,500m³ capacity TSHD will take place at an approved site south west of Hook Head, out in the open sea.

Following the completion of dredging, a bed levelling campaign will be carried out by the multi-cat vessel Fastnet Sound – operated by Fastnet Shipping based in Bilberry, Waterford City.