South Channel and South Wavebreak Island Channel Dredging 2016

Maintenance Dredging and Beach Nourinshment Works in the South Channel and South Wavebreak Island Channel

Principal: Gold Coast Waterways Authority

Principal Contractor: Neumann Contractors

Location: Gold Coast Seaway/Wavebreak Island, Gold Coast Queensland

Contract Value: $660,000

Completion Date: November 2016

South Channel and South Wavebreak Island Channel Dredging

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.

Scope of Works

Nu Endeavour

The Nu Endeavour is a 450mm Cutter Suction Dredge It is 34.78m long and has a maximum digging depth of 15m. It has a total power of 1,454KW (1,500hp) and has the capacity of pumping up to 650m3 of sand per hour up to a distance of 1,000m.

Challenges

  • Dredging in a busy waterway, while maintaining boating access at all times.
  • Dredging in the Seaway Channel under conditions of high swell
  • Strict environmental guidelines,
  • Managing beach nourishment works around busy dive areas

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