Posted on November 30, 2015
Dredging and cathodic protection works have commenced this week, weather permitting, at An Daingean Fishery Harbour Centre in Co Kerry.
The dredging works involve the removal of an existing disused slipway and dredging of the seabed material within the vicinity of the slipway in the eastern basin.
The cathodic protection works involves the installation, commission and testing of a cathodic protection system, along 209m of sheet pile wall on the east side of the main pier.
The dredging works are being advanced by a marine contractor working from two barges, 30x11m and 30x17m in size respectively, using heavy civil engineering plant and machinery, work vessels and platforms. Divers will be employed on-site to install anodes to the sheet piles on the east side of the main pier.
For safety reasons, mariners are requested to proceed slowly and with caution in the eastern basin and berthing on the east side of the main pier of An Daingean Fishery Harbour Centre, and to give the works a wide berth. Wave-wash from vessels should be avoided.
These works are expected to be ongoing until end of January 2016, weather permitting. For further information, contact An Daingean Harbourmaster’s Office at 066 915 1629.