The Rothen Group complete dredging for the Environment Agency
The Rothen Group finish dredging for the Environment Agency along the River Nene and River Great Ouse. Over 8 locations were identified as ‘critical’ during surveys carried out by the EA due to a build up of silt and deposits in the main river channels. The Rothen Groups wide beam digger pontoon and 40ft materials hoppers were ideally suited for this work and have spent the winter dredging to clear a 12 m wide main channel. These boats were easily mobilised at local boat yards by hiab lorries.
The works were welcomed by regular users of the rivers and locals who said ‘the rivers have caused many concerns when trying to navigate the heavily silted sections for the past couple of years’.