Dredging to Improve Tuvalu Living Standards
Hall Contracting, a Sunshine Coast-based dredging, civil contracting and marine civil company, is set to greatly improve the living standards of communities in the remote Polynesian nation of Tuvalu, with the company preparing to undertake dredging works valued at more than $7 million as part of the New Zealand Aid Program.
The project will involve removal of more than 365,000 m3 of sand from a local lagoon, according to Hall Contracting Managing Director Cameron Hall. He added that these dredging works would also assist the nation to combat the impacts of climate change.
Hall Contracting has sent its 4,500 hp cutter suction dredge, the Amity, to complete the project, along with a range of support equipment including excavators, dozers and trucks as well as a 180-foot accommodation barge, which departed Brisbane for Tuvalu earlier this month.
“It’s great to see the New Zealand government providing aid to Tuvalu and dramatically improving the quality of life of its people and state of the local environment through these dredging operations,” concluded Hall.