Port of Dublin Capital Dredging Season 2 near Completion

The current capital dredging of the approach channel at the Port of Dublin approaches the end of the second Winter Season. The trailing suction hopper dredger “Freeway” of Irish Dredging Company Ltd, a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., has been undertaking dredging works in the outer areas of the approach channel since October 2018. This section of the works is due to conclude in March 2019, with just over one million cubic metres of sediment planned to have been dredged.

The works at Dublin Port are restricted to the winter period only (October to March), with a monthly maximum disposal tonnage also in place. Therefore, the capital dredging of the approach channel from 7.8mCD to towards 10mCD must take place over several years. Dredging International undertook the dredging works within Season 1 (Winter 2017/18). These works form part of the larger Alexandra Basin Redevelopment at Dublin Port and form a key component of the Port’s Master Plan.

Anthony D Bates Partnership (ADBP) are the appointed Engineer on this project and once completion of this season’s dredging is complete, the contract for the Season 3, October 2019 to March 2020, will be distributed for tender.