Sand renourishment completed at Fremantle’s Port Beach

Rohde Nielsen's trailing suction hopper dredger Modi R (Photo: Mid West Ports Authority)

Rohde Nielsen recently completed the Port Beach sand renourishment project in fufilment of a contract awarded by the Port of Fremantle and the City of Fremantle.

The trailing suction hopper dredger Modi R has been in seasonal operation since July 2022 and has dredged 150,000 cubic metres of sand from the Fremantle Ports’ Deep-Water channel to a depth of 18.5 metres. The dredged sand was then reused for Beach Nourishment in designated nearshore areas of Fremantle’s Port Beach using the rainbow method, providing optimal distribution.

Rohde Nielsen said that throughout the duration of the project, a high standard of environmental controls was implemented, with utmost consideration given to minimising any potential environmental impacts.


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