KINLOCHBERVIE HARBOUR – ENTRANCE CHANNEL DREDGE
Widening and deepening of busy entrance channel to the major fishing port in the Highlands. Drilling and blasting of rock, excavation and dumping at sea of mixed rock and soft material. Installation of new navigation aids.
Client – The Highland Council
Completion – 1997
Value – £0.8m
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Design of dredge parameters and navigation aids, project management, control and monitoring of noise and vibration, maintaining harbour access, protecting marine mammals.
- Rock drilling and blasting – 10,000 m²
- Excavation and dumping of rock and soft material – 20,000 m³
- 3 channel marker poles, 1 entrance sector beacon
Project completed ahead of schedule and within budget. Close co-operation with harbour users and local residents to minimise disruption.
Drilling blasting and dredging – Westminster Dredging Co Ltd
Navigation Aids – Elrick and Gunn