Site visit to Capital Dredging Project, Portsmouth

18 October, 2016 | 11:00 - 15:30

Venue address:

Royal Naval Club and Royal Albert Yacht Club
17 Pembroke Road
Old Portsmouth
Hampshire PO1 2NT
United Kingdom
This site visit will explore the dredging operation aimed at granting access to the new Queen Elizabeth Class of ships.
This site visit will explore the dredging operation aimed at granting access to the new Queen Elizabeth Class of ships.

About this event

Please note: This event is now fully booked. Please contact Kath Coldwell at: to be added to a reserve list.

This project, in the Portsmouth Naval Base, includes capital dredging of the approaches, harbour entrance, turning basin and berth pocket, and will enable the new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers to operate from the port. The works are being undertaken using a combination of backhoe dredgers, trailing suction hopper dredgers and crane barges from the Boskalis fleet. Gerrit-Jan will also describe the innovative methods and technology adopted for location and removal of debris and obstructions from within the dredge area.

Please note that we can accommodate a maximum of 45 people for this event therefore booking in advance is essential.

Those wishing to attend will be responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from the Harbour.

Delegates are asked to meet at:

Royal Naval Club and Royal Albert Yacht Club,
17 Pembroke Road,
Old Portsmouth,
Hampshire, PO1 2NT at 11 am.


Joining Instructions will be provided nearer the time. Sturdy footwear and weatherproof clothing are recommended.

Please contact Kath Coldwell if you have any special dietary requirements.

You will be contacted 10 days before the event and asked to re-confirm your participation. If you register but subsequently find you are unable to attend, please make the Secretariat aware so that your place can be offered to somebody else.

If you require advice or are unable to book yourself on this event please contact:

t: +44 (0)20 7665 2238.

About the speaker

Gerrit-Jan van den Bosch has over twenty five years’ experience managing major dredging, coastal and marine construction projects throughout Europe, South America, Nigeria and the Far East.

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