Dredging of Mullaghmore Harbour, Sligo

Dredging of Mullaghmore Harbour, Sligo

Contract Value: €110,000
Consulting Engineer: RPS
Engineer's Representative: Mr Malcolm Brian (028 9066 7914)
Client: Sligo County Council
Client's Representative: Mr Gary Salter (00353 7136210)
Works Completion Date: February 2011

Scope of the Works:

  • Dredging of approx. 5,000m3 from the harbour area which was undertaken using shore-based plant working from temporary rock bunds  to access the 3,500m2 area of the harbour and approaches.
  • A combination of a 42T Long Reach Excavator and 50T Excavator were used along with 2No A35 Dumptrucks to work on each low tide to retrieve the dredge material and haul to a temporarily stockpile at the head of the Harbour.
  • Once the dredge material had dried sufficiently, it was uplifted and hauled approx. 2km from the harbour to a beach where the dredged sand was spread and levelled to a maximum depth of 250mm.



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