Dredge testing at Te Awaparahi Bay Reclamation
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Testing of sediment being dredged at the Te Awaparahi Bay reclamation site has been carried out this week.

As part of our Environmental Monitoring and Management Plan for the dredging, we are testing the sediment being dredged and disposed to the offshore disposal ground.

Heron Construction’s backhoe dredge, the GPK, has been working to dredge the softer sediments under the reclamation. The GPK places the material into barges which are then transported by tugs to the offshore disposal ground.

The tests are taken to confirm the quality of the sediment, particularly the levels of different metals.

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