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Dredging Services

Jenkins Marine offers dredging services and operates a variety of dredging support vessels. All our vessels can be chartered to support your dredging project requirements and we are happy to consider projects from 100m³ to 100,000m³.

This includes our support self-propelled split hopper barges and back-hoe excavator on our multi-cat vessels there they all have spud leg anchor systems onboard. Our split hopper barges range in capacity from 150m3 to 300m3 and can be used for beach replenishment work. Custom made hardwood protective mats are available for handling small rock and stone material, or for the handling of contaminated sediments.

We are experienced dredging contractors and are pleased to discuss all aspects of your dredging requirements. We are a turnkey provider from the design phase to completion which include any necessary hydrographic surveys, consents or environmental permissions required for your project..


Marine dredging and dredge support vessels
dredging ops with multicat and excavator alongside split hopper barge

Digital Dredging

Jenkins Marine use the James Fisher Prolec dig control system for dredging work. The system can be programmed with a customer’s detailed dredge design profile and existing seabed survey. The excavator operator can control the bucket with much greater accuracy and has a visual display in the cab to show where they are and the progress over their dredge area.

Specialised Dredging Services

With many years dredging experience across the UK and Northern Europe we are able to offer advice and support for your dredge licensing applications, offer consultation and oversight on the project itself and handle all regulatory requirements on your behalf. This includes both capital and maintenance dredging projects. We are privileged to have worked on dredging projects with a wide range of government, corporate and private clients.

Dredging goes digital Prolec digital dredge system

Significant benefits are found when dredging with Prolec installed by ensuring optimum accuracy and efficiency covering the target site. Digging slopes and pockets is made simpler, and there is a greater level of control when dredging near contaminated or sensitive material. Regular progress information can be sent to clients and any isolated points of significance, such as underground obstructions, cables and outfalls, can be marked and displayed to the operator to assist identification and positioning.

Prolec Digital Dredging


The dual hemisphere GPS receivers are even sensitive enough to automatically adjust for changes in tidal levels throughout the day. Although we have been using versions of this technology for over 10 years the advances in data processing and equipment means less technical dependency and improved ease of use for all involved.

Recent Dredging News and Projects:

Pipe Laying on the Severn

Our powerful, shallow draft, Damen Multicat Wind Lass and self-propelled spud leg pontoon Doreen Dorward, accompanied by deck pontoon barge JML5014, have been hard at work on the River Severn in Wales where they have been assisting in the installation of a new treated waste water outfall.

Dredging round the clock!

Our dredgers have been busy working at various marinas along the south coast this winter, many within the Solent and South coast areas. After completing the current contract in Chichester Harbour, we will be moving back into the Solent to work in Cowes on the Isle of Wight for several of our regular clients, before the dredger moves on to other exciting civils projects planned for the spring/summer period. Our smaller compact hopper dredger ‘C H Horn’ has also been busy working…

Back to the Dredge!

We have a busy winter schedule once again, with our larger maintenance dredging vessels, including back hoe dredger ‘Doreen Dorward‘, and split hopper barges ,’Nab’ and ‘Needles’, working at several sites for International Marina Operators, Marina Developments Ltd. Current dredging operations include sites in Poole, Southampton, River Hamble and Chichester Harbour.

Re-Navigating Dover’s Wellington Dock

CH Horn has returned to Dover to complete work started there last Summer. The Port of Dover is currently undergoing development as part of its Western Docks Revival project and Jenkins Marine were tasked with dredging roughly 20,000m3 of silts from the existing Wellington Dock Marina, down to harder chalk bed material at roughly +1.8m Chart Datum…

CH Horn Dredging Excavator Upgrade

C H Horn is a 26m long, modern, compact and efficient self-propelled hopper which was formerly equipped with a fixed grab crane. The fixed crane has now been removed to allow room on its deck for a specially modified tracked Hyundai Excavator.

Winter Dredging Roundup

Jenkins Marine’s dredging teams will be kept busy for the next few months supporting our clients in the South Coast area of operations, along with some projects around the South Eastern coast, as another packed dredging season gets underway.