Geraldton maintenance dredging kicks off

The Geraldton 2021 Maintenance Dredge Project is officially underway, Mid West Ports Authority informs.

Mid West Ports Authority

The cleanup program will involve removing naturally accumulated sediments from within the inner harbour of Geraldton Port and southern navigational channel.

For this job, RN Dredging Pty Ltd – the Australian subsidiary of Rohde Nielsen A/S – will send the trailer suction hopper dredger Modi R.

Two beneficial re-uses have been selected for the sediments, with those removed from the inner harbour placed into the Berth 7 land reclamation area and sediments from the navigational channel placed into the natural system at a designated nearshore placement area adjacent to Bluff Point.

Mid West Ports Authority has just released this beautiful photo of the partly installed pipes that will move the sediments from the dredger onto the Berth 7 reclaim, which have now been fully installed.

Mid West Ports Authority photo