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Haringvliet - Slijkplaat

At Stellendam (The Netherlands) at the inside of its sea barrier Ghent Dredging has extended the former Slijkplaat sandbank into a valuable bird sanctuary.

Our trailing hopper suction dredger Kwintebank, jointly with a hired-in THSD has pumped approx. 200.000m³ of desalinated sand onto this former sandbank to create three separate islands. Sand was dredged from a designated borrow area some 10 miles offshore.

The contract started in the autumn and was completed in the spring before the brooding season.

Trailing suction hopper dredge 'Kwintebank' at work.

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