Jenkins Marine’s self-propelled Spud Leg Pontoon utility vessel Doreen Dorward is currently dredging in Portsmouth harbour for Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in preparation for the installation of some new heritage pontoons to allow the addition of more historic vessels at the site; part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy.
The delicate work was watched by thousands of visitors, especially last week over the half term holidays, and is being carried out immediately adjacent to HMS Warrior, Britain’s first iron-hulled, armoured battleship when launched in 1860, and the newest member of The National Museum of the Royal Navy’s fleet.
The work will see about 8,000m3 of spoil dredged, with disposal to the Nab tower disposal site by Jenkins’ own self propelled split hopper barges NAB and Needles. The work is expected to last about 2 weeks.
Immediately preceding this job the Jenkins Marine team were dredging in the adjacent Haslar Marina, a 20,000m3 maintenance dredge. As a result a significant saving to both clients was made available in mob/demob fees.
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