Principal: New South Wale Department of Finance and Services for Trade and Investment
Location: Iluka Boat Harbour, New South Wales
Contract Value: approx. $350,000
Completion Date: January 2016
Neumann Contractors was engaged by the New South Wale Department of Finance and Services for Trade and Investment to undertake dredging works to the entrance channels for the Iluka Boat Harbour.
The works involved the dredging of the two approach channels to the Iluka Boat Harbour up to a depth of -3.0m below Iluka Port Datum. The total volume of marine sediments dredged was approximately 26,000m3.
Due to the depositional environment of the boat harbour, sediments had gradually accumulated in parts of the harbour since construction. Therefore, maintenance dredging was required to remove the accumulated sediment from both the navigation channels to the Iluka Boat Harbour.
The Nu Discovery (cutter suction dredge), a land based booster pump and support vessels were used for the project. The Nu Discovery is a new 250mm Cutter Suction Dredge and is ideally suited to this type of dredging working. It can be easily transported to remote sites, when dismantled the entire unit can be transported in 2 x 40' open top shipping containers.
Nu Discovery, a 250mm Cutter Suction Dredge
The Nu Discovery is a 250mm cutter suction dredge from the Nu Explorer series of dredges. The Nu Explorer series of dredges have been designed and constructed by Neumann Contractors to specifically suit the typical dredging conditions encountered in projects like the Iluka Boat Harbour channels. There are three dredges in the Nu Explorer series that currently complement our fleet (total of 9 Cutter Suction Dredges):
The Nu Discovery is a 227kW (305hp) 250mm three wire cutter suction dredge. The dredge is capable of dredging up to 120m3 per hour (in optimal conditions), dredge to a maximum depth of 6.5 metres, and pump the material up to 1,000m in distance.
The Nu Discovery is manoeuvred by a three wire anchoring system and can be setup to cut the entire width of a channel including any batters in just one cut width. The side anchor ropes remain on the sea bed while the dredge is in operation, which will minimise any inconvenience to other boating traffic through the affected channel areas. The dredge can easily move to one side of the channel to allow for vessel movements.
Scope of Work