Monitoring of settling and consolidation of mud after water injection dredging in the Calandkanaal
As regular maintenance and relocation of sediment deposits are highly expensive, Port authorities seek more efficient solutions for reducing the costs and CO2 emissions of maintenance dredging. One solution, water injection dredging (WID), is carried out for maintaining the sediment deposits which predominantly consist of clay and silt. WID has been proven to be a cheaper solution by leaving the sediment in place, eliminating substantial costs for relocation of the dredged sediment.
Water Injection Dredging
“Facts About Water Injection Dredging” describes a relatively new hydrodynamic dredging technique that is low-impact, economically viable and environmentally sound.
The Use of Agitation Dredging, Water Injection Dredging and Sidecasting: Results of a Survey of Port
This year's IADC Award winner examined the hydrodyanamic dredging techniques used in ports and harbours in the United Kingdom.