It's dredging season again and Jenkins Marine are currently carrying out a number of dredging operations in Cowes Harbour for Cowes Harbour Commissioners to return the harbour and other areas to their original design depths. The locations include Kingston Marine Services hoist dock, Thetis Wharf, Shepards Wharf Marina, the Town Quay and the prestigeous Royal Yacht Squadron's marina.
The dredging operations are being carried out by the extremely versatile, shallow draft multi-cat Doreen Dorward, with the spoil being deposited and transported in Jenkins Marine's two 300m³ self-propelled, split hopper barges Nab and Needles. To expedite completion of the works and due to the varying tidal levels, the dredge team are working 24 hours a day, with the ambient noise and light being managed to keep any disturbance to a minimum.
Locally we our using our smaller 18m x 6m dredging pontoon ‘JML60’ and 150m3 split hopper barge ‘HURST’ to dredge at Rockley Boat Park for Bourne Leisure. Rockley Park is a very shallow development off the Wareham Channel, approached by a shallow channel and is used primarily as a base for small sailing craft. Due to its shallow approach it usually requires dredging annually. On completion the team will then proceed to Moriconium Quay residential marina. This exclusive private marina development is set on the shore of Poole Harbour and is made up of 105 luxury dwellings.
Following this they will commence maintenance dredging at the world famous Royal Motor Yacht Club’s Marina in Poole.
As the season continues into the new year, Jenkins Marine have rapidly filling order books for further dredging projects around the south coast of England. Customers include; Port and harbour authorities, marina operators, yacht clubs and marine civil engineering contractors.
Speak to Jenkins Marine about your dredging project today.