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Maintenance Dredging

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  • 29-06-2017
Maintenance Dredging

Maintenance Dredging

With the deposit of debris, access networks and harbours can become silted up fairly rapidly. 

It is important to ports that the depth of waterways is at all times maintained. This is to make sure that they always continue to be accessible to shipping traffic. For that reason, large-scale maintenance agreements are put out. These are to tend to the dredging over long-term agreements. 

Thanks to our diverse fleet of modern-day dredgers, we can use one of the most inexpensive options for all conditions.

Thanks to our diverse fleet of modern-day dredgers, we can use one of the most inexpensive options for all conditions.

Maintenance dredging is required to keep water depths in areas where sedimentation occurs. It only includes the elimination of current unconsolidated debris, such as mud, sand and crushed rock. The Partnership has substantial experience making and supervising maintenance dredging projects. 

This work is mainly in the United Kingdom different worldwide jobs have likewise being carried out. The collaboration could supply many solutions. These are tailored to each customer's certain requirements.

If you are a berth owner and wish to execute any type of kind of dredging It is most likely that you will require both a licence and permission from the Harbour Authority prior to when a job commences. Failing to obtain such licences might be a criminal offence.

Why Dredge?

Dredging is a fundamental task for most, but not all, ports and harbours. The Central Dredging Association specifies that :

in its simplest form dredging consists of the excavation of material from the sea, river or lakebed, and the relocation of the excavated material elsewhere for disposal

In ports and harbours dredging can be embarked on to fulfil a number of different purposes, that include the following:


To maintain or improve/extend navigable areas. These are in ports, harbours, marinas and delivery channels which are typically a legal demand for port and harbour authorities.

Flooding control

To improve drainage or sea protection.


Building and construction and reclamation: in support of coastal growth or for the arrangement of foundations for civil design jobs.  As an example batteries, bridge piers and pipelines.


To win minerals and aggregate products from underwater areas.

Coastline Care 

To supply product to renew or improve the performance of a beach as a sea support or a feature.


To boost and clean up the setting. This is generally for the removal of infected sediments which is called restorative dredging.