Dredging

Neumann Contractors have over 50 years’ experience in marine contract dredging and dredging in mining applications, with the first dredge being built in the late 1950's for mineral sand mining. Since then we have built  several dredges for our contracting fleet. 

These dredges are high technology cutting and recovery machines with a well-earned reputation for performance and reliability in capital works marine dredging and in mining and resource dredging.  

The dredges are de-mountable and can be cost effectively transported to remote sites around Australia and overseas.  Dredging has proven to be a safe and cost effective method for the relocation or reprocessing of tailings.

Operational expertise built on contract  dredging experience enables us to constantly improve our equipment. This culture of innovation gives us the edge as dredging contractors of choice.


Some current and recent dredging works from the last few years include:

Recent Dredging Projects Project Details
South Channel and South Wavebreak Island Channel Dredging 2016 South Channel and South Wavebreak Island Channel Dredging- 2016 - Navigational Channel Maintenance Dredge and Beach Nourishment Works
Neumann Contractors were engaged by the Gold Coast Waterways Authority for complete maintenance dredging works for the dredging of the South Channel and South Wavebreak Island Channel, on the Gold Coast, Queensland.  The works involved the dredging the nominated shallow areas of the primary South Navigation Channel and the secondary South Wavebreak Island Channel.  Works were undertaken using the Nu Endeavour, which is a 450mm Cutter Suction Dredge. 
PROJECT PROFILE: South Channel and South Wavebreak Island Channel Dredging- 2016
VESSEL PROFILE: Nu Endeavour
Location: Gold Coast Seaway, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Currumbin Creek Dredging 2016 Currumbin Creek Dredging - 2016 - Creek Maintenance Dredging and Beach Nourishment Works
Neumann Contractors have once again been engaged by the Gold Coast City Council to undertake the dredging of Currumbin Creek for 2016.  This year over 30,000 m3 of clean sand was dredged from the Currumbin Creek to replenish the sand on Palm Beach. The sand is pumped overland and released on Palm Beach.  The Nu Enterprise, a 300mm Cutter Suction Dredge, a land based booster pump and up to 1.2km of pipeline were used to complete the works.
PROJECT PROFILE: Currumbin Creek Dredging 2016
VESSEL PROFILE: Nu Compact
Location: Currumbin Creek, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Cabbage Tree Point Dredging 2016Cabbage Tree Point Dredging - 2016 - Navigational Channel Maintenance Dredge and Beach Nourishment Works
Neumann Contractors was contracted by the Gold Coast Waterways Authority to undertake maintenance dredging in the Main Channel North at Cabbage Tree Point.  Over 15,000m3 of material was required to be dredged from the channel to a design depth of -2.7m LAT. The sand was placed on the foreshore at Cabbage Tree Point, adjacent to the channel.  
PROJECT PROFILE: Cabbage Tree Point Dredging - 2016
VESSEL PROFILE: Nu Discovery
Location: Cabbage Tree Point, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Corrie Channel Dredging 2016 Corrie Channel Dredging - 2016 - Navigational Channel Maintenance Dredge and Beach Nourishment Works
Neumann Contractors was engaged by the Great Lakes Council (now called the Mid Coast Council) to undertake the much needed dredging works in the Corrie Channel.
The Corrie Channel is the designated navigation channel/route between Port Stephens and the Myall River, and it also links Nelson Bay and the Port of Tea Gardens. The Corrie Channel also provides access to the Myall Lakes which during peak periods has a high level of recreational boating activity, particularly of cruiser-type vessels. 
NEWS:Corrie Channel Dredging and Beach Nourishment Ready to Start
PROJECT PROFILE: Corrie Channel Dredging - 2016
VESSEL PROFILE: Nu Discovery
Location: Corrie Channel, Tea Gardens, New South Wales, Australia.
Tallebudgera Creek Dredging 2016 Tallebudgera Creek Dredging - 2016 - Creek Maintenance Dredging and Beach Nourishment Works
Neumann Contractors have undertaken the dredging works in Tallebudgera Creek for many years now, and the works are an integral part of the Gold Coast City Council's program to maintain and replenish the sand on Gold Coast beaches. This year over 30,000 m3 of clean sand was dredged from the Tallebudgera Creek to replenish the sand on Burleigh Beach. The sand is pumped overland and released in the southern end of Burleigh Beach, near the Burleigh Beach Pavilion and spread up to 350m northwards.
PROJECT PROFILE: Tallebudgera Creek Dredging - 2016
VESSEL PROFILE: Nu Enterprise
Location: Tallebudgera and Currumbin Creeks, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Maroochy Foreshore Replenishment Dredging 2016 Maroochy Foreshore Replenishment Dredging - 2016 - River Navigational Channel Dredging and Beach Sand Replenishment Works
The Sunshine Coast Council (SCC) required additional dredging in the Maroochy River for 2016. The sand was needed for the replenishment of beaches.
The 450mm Cutter Suction Dredge the “Nu Endeavour” was used to dredge 20,000m3 of sand from the Maroochy River. With the aid of a booster pump, the material was transferred through an existing 400mm diameter pipeline located in the dunes. The sand was used to renourish a 1.5km stretch of beach.
PROJECT PROFILE: Maroochy Foreshore Replenishment Dredging
VESSEL PROFILE: Nu Endeavour
Location: Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Currumbin Creek Dredging 2015 Currumbin Creek Dredging - 2015 - Creek Maintenance Dredging and Beach Nourishment Works
The Cuter Suction Dredge Nu Compact was used to undertake the annual maintenance dredging in Currumbin Creek  This year over 40,000m3 of clean sand was taken from Currumbin Creek to replenish the beach at  Palm Beach. The sand was pumped over over 1.2km overland and released on Palm Beach.  The works are part of a long term contract with the Gold Coast City Council for dredging in Tallebudgera and Currumbin Creeks as is an integral part of the Gold Coast City Council's program to maintain and replenish the sand on Gold Coast beaches.
PROJECT PROFILE: Currumbin Creek Dredging 2015
VESSEL PROFILE: Nu Compact
Location: Currumbin Creek, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Currumbin Creek Dredging 2015 Tallebudgera Creek Dredging - 2015 - Creek Maintenance Dredging and Beach Nourishment Works
Neumann Contractors have again been engaged by the Gold Coast City Council to undertake the annual dredging programme for Tallebudgera Creeks for 2015. This is part of an ongoing dredging campaign undertaken by the Council to optimise flood mitigation measures and tidal interchange within the creek systems. Neumann’s have completed the annual dredging campaigns in Tallebudgera and Currumbin Creeks for over 14 years.
PROJECT PROFILE: Tallebudgera Creek Dredging - 2015
VESSEL PROFILE: Nu Enterprise
Location: Tallebudgera Creek  Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Iluka Boat Harbour Dredging 2015 Iluka Boat Harbour and Approach Channel Dredging - 2015 - Navigational Channel and Harbour Maintenance Dredging
Works involves removing approximately 27,000m3 of marine sediment from the Iluka Boat Harbour and the approach channel and pumping the material up to 2 km to a deposition area adjacent to Main Beach.
NEWS: Iluka Boat Harbour and Approach Channel Dredging Commences
PROJECT PROFILE: Iluka Boat Harbour Dredging 2015 - 2015
VESSEL PROFILE: Nu Discovery
Location: Iluka Harbour, New South Wales, Australia.
Maroochy Foreshore Replenishment Dredging 2015 Maroochy Foreshore Replenishment Dredging - 2015 - River Navigational Channel Dredging and Beach Sand Replenishment Works
The Sunshine Coast Council (SCC) required the dredging of sand at the entrance of the Maroochy River. This involved the mobilisation of the 450mm Cutter Suction Dredge the Nu Endeavour into the Maroochy River mouth and the dredging of 85,000m3 of sand through an existing 400mm diameter pipeline located in the dunes. This sand was used to renourish 1.5km of beach south of the Maroochy Surf Lifesaving and Supporters Club (MSLSC).
PROJECT PROFILE: Maroochy Foreshore Replenishment Dredging
VESSEL PROFILE: Nu Endeavour
Location: Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Broadwater Parklands Dredging and Reclamation 2015 Broadwater Parklands Dredging and Reclamation - 2015 - Broadwater Navigational Channels Dredging and Land Reclamation Works
The dredging works includes the maintenance dredging of almost 100,000m3 from the Labrador Channel, Ray Newlyn, Channel, Howards Access Channel, Loders Channel and basin area works. The reclamation works involves the placement of almost 100,000m3 of sand to reclaim almost 3ha of land to be used in the Broadwater Parklands Stage 3 area.
PROJECT PROFILE: Broadwater Parklands Dredging and Reclamation 2015
VESSEL PROFILE: Nu Compact
VESSEL PROFILE: Nu Enterprise
Location: Broadwater, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Ok Tedi - Tailings Dredging Ok Tedi Dredging - 2014-15 - Tailings Dredging at Mine Site
A new dredge (Nu Explorer) was specifically built to enable simple and cost effective transport to the most remote locations. Able to fit into two standard 40 foot open top containers, the Nu Explorer was dispatched to the Ok Tedi mine, situated at an elevation of 1700m in the remote Western Highlands of PNG for the Ok Tedi Mining Limited.
PROJECT PROFILE: Ok Tedi - Tailing Dredging
VESSEL PROFILE: Nu Explorer
Location: Ok Tedi Mine, North Fly River Papua New Guinea.
Tallebudgera and Currumbin Creeks Dredging  - Creek Maintenance Dredging and Beach Nourishment Works
Neumann Contractors have again been engaged by the Gold Coast City Council to undertake the annual dredging programme for Tallebudgera and Currumbin Creeks for 2012/13. This is part of an ongoing dredging campaign undertaken by the Council to optimise flood mitigation measures and tidal interchange within the creek systems. Neumann’s have been winning the 2 year contracts by tender and have successfully completed the annual dredging campaigns for 14 years.
PROJECT PROFILE: Tallebudgera and Currumbin Creeks Dredging
VESSEL PROFILE: Nu Compact
VESSEL PROFILE: Nu Enterprise
Location: Tallebudgera and Currumbin Creeks, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Swansea Channel Maintenance - Major Dredging Program 2014 Swansea Channel Maintenance - Major Dredging Program - 2014 - Navigational Channel Dredging and Beach Nourishment Works
The aim of the dredging campaign was to create a stable navigation channel to reduce the frequency of periodic follow-up dredging. The Swansea Channel was dredged to a depth of 3.5 m and 60m wide and the sand from the channel was pumped to a designated area at Blacksmiths Beach where it was de-watered & spread as part of beach nourishment & dune rehabilitation works.
PROJECT PROFILE: Swansea Channel Maintenance Dredging 2014
VESSEL PROFILE: Nu Compact
Location: Swansea Channel, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
Canaipa Passage Maintenance Dredging 2014 Canaipa Passage Maintenance Dredging - 2014 - Navigational Channel Dredging and Beach Nourishment Works
The Gold Coast Waterways Authority had nominated two areas to be dredged to a depth of 2.5m below LAT in the busy Canaipa Passage. The total material that was dredged is approximately 34,000m3. The dredged sand was used to nourish the eroded beaches in front of the fishing huts and along the beach in front of the Slipping Sands on the western side of North Stradbroke Island.
PROJECT PROFILE: Canaipa Passage Maintenance Dredging
VESSEL PROFILE: Nu Compact
Location: Canaipa Passage Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Caval Ridge Dredging 2014 Caval Ridge Dredging - 2014 - Pit Dredging and a Mine Site
In April 2014, Neumann’s were contracted by BMA to remove 475,000m3 of mud from the floor of an open cut coal mine as part of preparation for reopening the pit. The 450mm bucketwheel cutter suction dredge Nu Bounty was mobilised for this project along with a booster station and 2,500m of pipeline.
PROJECT PROFILE: Caval Ridge Dredging
VESSEL PROFILE: Nu Bounty
Location: Caval Ridge Mine, Central Queensland, Australia.
Bundaberg Burnett River Dredging 2014 Bundaberg Burnett River Dredging - 2014 - River Navigational Channel Maintenance Dredging and River Bank Sand Nourishment Works
The Burnett river was severely impacted by flooding in January 2013. Dredging was required to restore the depth of the river’s navigational channels adjacent to Kirby’s Wall. A total of 65,700 cubic metres of sand and gravel was removed from the channels and placed behind Kirby’s Wall.
PROJECT PROFILE: Bundaberg Burnett River Dredging 2014
VESSEL PROFILE: Nu Endeavour
Location: Burnett River, Kirby's Wall, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia.
Bundaberg Port - Swing Basin, Berths and Inner Reach Dredging - 2013 Bundaberg Port - Swing Basin, Berths and Inner Reach Dredging - 2013 - Port Channel and Berth Pocket Dredging and River Bank Sand Nourishment Works
In January 2013, the Port of Bundaberg was significantly impacted by flooding, which caused unprecedented siltation in the port channel, swing basin and berth pockets. As part of an overall dredging strategy to return the Port of Bundaberg to normal operating depths, dredging of approximately 400,000 m3 from the Swing Basin, Berths, Departure and Inner Reach of the Channel was conducted using our 450mm cutter suction dredge the New Endeavour.
PROJECT PROFILE: Bundaberg Ports Dredging 2013
VESSEL PROFILE: Nu Endeavour
Location: Bundaberg Port Burnett River, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia.
Ernest Henry Mine - Tailing Dredging - 2013 Ernest Henry Mine - Tailing Dredging - 2013 - Tailing Dredging for Reprocessing at a Mine Site
Our 300mm CSD Nu Compact was commissioned by Ernest Henry Mining to remine tailings from the Tailings Storage Facility to recover magnetite. Nu Compact pumped the reclaimed tailings via a 1000 metre long HDPE pipeline directly into a process circuit in which the magnetite was concentrated. Supply and operate dredging equipment on a 24/7 basis.
PROJECT PROFILE: Ernest Henry Mine - Tailings Dredging
VESSEL PROFILE - Nu Compact
Location: Ernest Henry Mine, near Cloncurry, Central Queensland, Australia.

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Contact Details and Location

Contact: Neumann Contractors - Dredging

Office/Workshop - Building 20, Nuban Street, Currumbin, Gold Coast, Queensland 4223

Correspondence - PO Box 8 Currumbin, Gold Coast, Queensland 4223

Neumann Contractors - Dredging Facility is located in the Neumann complex in Currumbin, on the Gold Coast, Link to Google Map


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