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Hazebrouck - Upgrading Canal d'Hazebrouck

Spring 2013 saw the start of the maintenance-dredging operation on the Canal d'Hazebrouck.
After a long tender procedure (most economically advantageous tender) this contract has been awarded to Ghent Dredging based on its technical and financial proposals by client USAN (Union des Syndicats des Assainissement du Nord).

A total quantity of approx. 18.000m³ of heavily contaminated silt has been dredged and disposed of at Ghent Dredging's soil-treatment centre at Ghent.
Dredging was carried out using a so-called "Menzimuck"-digger. Excavated soil was transported along the canal in 40m³ barges, pushed by 4 small boats. The spoils was reloaded by digger in lorries with watertight containers and transported to Ghent. To enable the digger to unload the barges a temporary bridge across the canal has been constructed.

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Upon completion of the dredging works a 250m timber sheetpile bank protection has been placed within the urban area within the centre of La-Motte-au-Bois. Finally the road on top of the embankment was resurfaced.

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Upon completion of the dredging contract the client proceded with the entire refurbishment of the embankment of the canal.

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