Feasibility Studies

In the preparation of a feasibility report, we first establish the Client objectives, assess local site conditions and determine whether or not additional information is required, such as bathymetric survey, ground investigation, or modelling.

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Maintenance Dredging

The strength of our maintenance dredging services are highlighted by the quantity of repeat costumers that we assist, as well as, the supervision both multi year and multi port regional contracts. Our aim for each client is to ensure that their objectives are achieved within programme and on budget.

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Capital Dredging

Our experienced consultants can examine the full range of engineering, navigational and planning aspects associated with capital dredging projects and draw on the wealth of experience the Partnership has attained since its foundation on all types of capital dredging projects.

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Hydrographic Surveying

The Partnership manages measurement campaigns involving the full range of hydrographic survey (i.e. current measurements, ADCP, turbidity monitoring as well as bathymetry), land survey, LIDAR, site investigation and sediment sampling as required to define as fully as possible the local environment.

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Land Reclamation

Land Reclamation projects have become a significant portion of dredging projects in recent years due to the many associated benefits that can be produced. Our Partnership can manage entire projects from inception to completion including the management of all contracts pertaining to the planning, pre-contract investigations, environmental and archaeological monitoring in addition to the main dredging contract.

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Beach Replenishment

Attractive sandy beaches bring much needed business to coastal towns as well as the being the first line of defence against the power of the sea. Anthony D Bates Consultants can advise on and supervise any proposed beach re-charge project and tailor the services required to the clients needs, be it a feasibility study or full scale management.

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Licensing and

Licensing and
Environmental Assessments

ADBP provides license/permit application assistance as well as design and contract advice. Additionally, we undertake environmental assessments.

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Expert Witness
and Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness and Dispute Resolution

The partners have in excess of 60 years combined specialised professional experience in dredging and hydrographic survey and are therefore qualified to provide expert opinions on a wide range of dredging and survey related matters.

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Site Supervision

Anthony D Bates Partnership can provide experienced supervision of any surveying, dredging or pipeline related works as the Client's authorised representative (on site). In this position we can both supervise and administer the works in terms of programme, cost and quality.

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Who Are We?

Anthony D Bates Dredging Consultants has a leading position on the global dredging market, providing expert advice on all aspects of the dredging industry. As we have experienced rapid and sustained growth over the last decade the capabilities of the partnership have expanded, and continue to expand, as the client base increases. Associations have been forged with other consultants to furnish the needs of any client whose requirements may go beyond the in-house expertise.

We are an established international dredging and coastal consultancy operating in over 30 countries with a strong track record of providing effective and creative solutions to some of the world’s most challenging dredging projects. The knowledge, experience and the diverse skills we have acquired over the past 30 years is available for both domestic and international clients. Our specialist consultants work in partnership with clients to identify, define and deliver solutions to complex problems. We are focused on providing high quality, high value professional services to ensure we deliver optimum results and inspire confidence in everything we do to satisfy the needs of our valued clients.

Although many of the contract-related activities are very specialised, we are able to provide a very competitive service to ensure clients receive the best value for money solutions. We invite you to learn more about our activities by exploring our What We Do section and find how our Partnership can assist you with your dredging, engineering, survey, licensing and planning needs.

If you would like to know more about us or have any questions, please get in touch today.

What Do We Do?

The Partnership specialises in all aspects of dredging works and has a long established and diverse client base, including:

  • Water authorities
  • Ports and harbour authorities
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Oil, Gas & Chemical Industry
  • Contractors
  • Law practices
  • Funding agencies
  • Fishing organisations
  • Canal operators
  • Marina operators

Whilst more than 70% of workload is traditionally in the UK and Ireland, the remainder of projects have been completed overseas in more than 30 countries.