Jenkins Marine have been at work dredging at Ashlett Sailing Club near Calshot, Southampton, to restore the waterways to previously maintained depths. The project parameters require up to 2m depth of material to be removed, with disposal to Nab Tower spoil ground to the East of the Isle of Wight.
On site is the versatile, self-propelled, spud leg pontoon, Doreen Dorward. Her large clear working deck area is home to a 50t long reach excavator equipped with our 3D RTK GPS positioning Prolec digital dredging system. She is perfect for near shore precision operations such as this. Also attending is our 300t, self-propelled, split hopper barge Nab, greatly assisted with the addition of her new 360 degree flush mounted bow thruster. This combination allows for an optimised, tried and tested dredge solution where access in and around marinas is limited.
Ashlett Sailing Club is a small, friendly club located on the banks of Ashlett Creek with access to Southampton Water and the Solent. The water depth is extremely shallow with a risk of drying out and dredging work only possible on the end of the high seasonal tides. This makes the dredging operations very challenging with meticulous planning and monitoring needed, testing Doreen Dorward’s knowledgable and experienced crew, excellent manoeuvrability, shallow draft and low fwd. freeboard to the full.
Drone footage courtesy of Jenkins Marine’s Jon Price
There is approximately 4,000m3 material to remove with works started in June 2022, and due to complete summer 2022, tides permitting!
If you have a requirement for marine operations in shallow or near shore projects, please feel free to get in touch to see where we can help. Alternatively, you can find out more about our dredging operations here: Dredging Services