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Southampton western Docks channel widening site visit and presentations

Event organised by Central Dredging Association

04 March 2024
12:00 - 15:00 GMT
Ocean Gate
Atlantic Way
Eastern Docks
Southampton, SO14 3QN
United Kingdom

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On behalf of Associated British Ports, Boskalis Westminster Ltd. is currently undertaking the capital dredging required to widen a section of the existing navigation channel within the Port of Southampton’s Western Docks. 

Working within a busy port and environmentally sensitive area the channel will be widened by up to 46m over a length of 2,300m using a combination of trailer suction dredgers and the very large backhoe dredger ‘Magnor’. In total nearly 900,000m³ is expected to be dredged to bring the area to full design depth.

The site visit will consist of a series of presentations by ABP and Boskalis Westminster followed by a trip on our crew boat to the working area to see the ‘Magnor’ (visitors will remain on our launch and not be permitted to board the dredger)

Places are strictly limited to 20 persons due to the passenger numbers aboard our crew vessel and can be booked on a first come first served basis. Each delegate must provide their own PPE consisting of safety boots, a hard hat, and a high-vis jacket if they wish to board the launch for a trip to the working area (lifejackets will be provided).

To book your place at this event please email [email protected].

Organised by

Central Dredging Association

Central Dredging Association

CEDA UK is the British section of an independent, international, professional association for dredging and marine construction.


12:00 - 13:00

Welcome & introduction from CEDA UK followed by presentations by ABP & Boskalis Westminster

(13:00 - 15:00)

Lunch - trips to the working area will be held during this time

13:00 - 14:00

Trip 1 to the working area (max 10 persons)

14:00 - 15:00

Trip 2 to the working area (max 10 persons)



For more information please contact:

Shelly-Ann Russell

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