The purpose of port, harbour or marina dredging is to create, deepen or maintain a shipping channel or facility. Capital dredging campaigns are undertaken for new developments or to deepen facilities. Where sedimentation occurs, maintenance dredging preserves water depths.
In our unique position as marine science adviser to Associated British Ports, the UK’s largest ports group, we have a wealth of capital and maintenance dredging knowledge to share with clients. We are an authority on dredging assessment, optimisation and siltation issues and are regularly called upon by commercial ports and other facilities such as recreational harbours and marinas.
Using our diverse in-house capabilities, we support capital dredging schemes with services ranging from feasibility studies and environmental statements to compensation and mitigation advice, as well as post consent monitoring. We are also routinely asked to help reduce the need for maintenance dredging. Our specialists in physical processes can often identify options to reduce dredge frequency yet maintain depth.
Finding alternative uses to disposal at sea of dredged sediment is increasingly seen as the more sustainable option. ABPmer’s experienced Environment team regularly undertake projects that examine the potential for the beneficial use of sediment.
To learn more about our dredging support services, contact Monty Smedley on +44 (0)23 8071 1892.