ML (UK) DREDGING LTD have been awarded the contract for the removal of 55,000m3 of naturally deposited sand and silt from Brighton Marina.
The dredge will not only deepen the entrance to the marina but also widen the approach channel. Approximately 15,000m3 will be removed from the entrance before heading inside the marina to deepen berths around the visitors pontoon and main fairway leading to the fuel dock.
Witton II backhoe dredger will be carrying out the excavation. Witton II carries a Liebherr 964 with a bucket capacity of 4m3. Dredged material will be loaded into Split Three our 460m3 self propelled split hopper barge.
The spoil site is located nearby just to the East of the Marina, the crew aim to dredge a minimum of three cargos (approx 1,100m3) per day. The contract is scheduled to be completed within 2-3 months weather permitting.
Brighton Marina is the largest in the UK boasting over 1,300 berths and we are very proud to be entrusted with the dredging operations at this prestigious marina. Thank you to the very professional staff at Brighton Marina for your assistance.
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