Boskalis widening Southampton’s Western Docks Channel

Boskalis Westminster Ltd recently commenced work on a capital dredging project within the Port of Southampton.

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The project, being undertaken on behalf of Associated British Ports (ABP), will widen a section of the existing navigation channel within the port’s Western Docks by up to 46m over a length of 2,300m.

The contractor will be using a combination of trailer suction dredgers and a backhoe dredger to complete the work before the mid-March deadline, including the MAGNOR, TSHD CAUSEWAY, hopper barges TERRAFERRE 1 and 2, etc.

In order to bring the area to full design depth, Boskalis will remove around 900,000m³ of material from the navigational channel in the Western Docks.