Primary Containment Silt Curtain for Dredging and Reclamation

To supply, deliver and install aquatic silt curtain and innovative primary containment Silt Curtain for dredging and reclamation operations in Port Kembla.

Project Overview

Date: November, 2010

Location: Port Kembla, New South Wales, Australia

Features Summary

Boom Length:
  • 820m with variable skirt depth from 9m to 12m deep
  • 190m with 2.4m skirt depth for reclamation zone
Float:UV Resistant PVC
Ballast:
Closed Cell PE Foam
Float:UV Resistant PVC
Connectors: 
8mm Galvanised chain
Absorbtion Boom: Universal connectors
Ballast:
Closed Cell PE Foam

Project Summary

  • To facilitate dredging operations in Port Kembla, a rectangular zone was constructed using variable skirt depths to match the ocean bed contours to ensure minimal silt migration.
  • A reclamation zone was contained using 190m of silt curtain.
  • Manufacture was completed within 2 weeks and installation within one week to meet client requirements.
  • Installation and removal of all curtains was implemented. Installation to GPS specific anchoring points using 300kg anchors.
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