Principal: Sunshine Coast City Council
Location: Maroochydore, Queensland
Contract Value: approx. $300,000
Completion Date: March 2016
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 between the Maroochydore and Alexandra Headlands Surf Lifesaving Clubs. View Previous Works - Maroochy Foreshore Replenishment Dredging.
The works was an option from the contract for the previous 70,000m3 of material that was dredged in 2015, and was required by the Sunshine Coast City Council due to the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships event being held in Maroochydore in April 2016.
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.
Scope of Work
The requirements particular to the operation included:
Management of the spread of sand along the popular beach.