2017 Maintenance Dredging campaign
DPC intend to carry out a Maintenance Dredging campaign commencing 13th September 2017 in order to re-establish the ruling depth of -7.8m Chart Datum. The maintenance dredging campaign is expected to last for 2-4 weeks. The maintenance dredging campaign will be undertaken in accordance with the conditions as set out in the Foreshore License is AKC/2016/00262 granted by the Department of Environment, Communications & Local Government (DECLG ) and the Dumping at Sea Permit is S0004-01 granted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Notification has been sent to both EPA and DECLG of DPC’s intention to undertake these essential works.
The international dredging company Boskalis has been appointed to undertake the maintenance dredging campaign using a trailer suction hopper dredger similar to the type shown in Plates 1 &2.
2016 Maintenance Dredging Campaign
2017 Capital Dredge Campaign
Dublin Port Company (DPC) was granted a Dumping at Sea Permit (S0024-01) by the EPA on 13th September 2016 for the loading and dumping at sea of dredged material arising from capital dredging as part of the Alexandra Basin Redevelopment (ABR) Project.
The permit sets out in detail the conditions under which DPC will carry out loading and dumping at sea.
View Irish Whale and Dolphin Group Monitoring in Dublin Port Video
The IWDG began an historic acoustic monitoring survey in UNESCO designated Dublin Bay Biosphere as 2016 came to a close. It is part of the Alexandra Basin Redevelopment Project marine mammal mitigation plan. This short film captures the deployment of high-tech underwater listening devices which will help scientists understand any impact on porpoise living in the Bay area.
If you have any concerns, or complaints, with respect to the Maintenance Dredging Campaign 2016, direct contact can be made with DPC by phoning the following number during normal business hours
Phone 01 8876000 and ask for Charlie Murphy or in his absence Eamon McElroy
DPC will undertake to make every effort to address your concerns.
Alternatively, you may wish to make direct contact with the Office of Environmental Enforcement, EPA.