Our Work: London Aquatic Weed Clearance
Site: Central London
Date: April 2019 – October 2019, April 2020 – October 2020
The Rothen Group were asked by Canal & River Trust to assist with the management of weed along 20 miles of London’s waterways for 7 months.
The project involved:
Mobilising and operating up to 6 weed boats with experienced operators
Understanding access restrictions, working on busy navigational waterways and liaising with general public
Dealing with invasive species
‘Innovative thinking’ and versatility to generate an effective & efficient standard of work resulting in high productivity
Designing our boats to be able to deal with floating weed, thick blankets of weed, submerged weed and marginal reeds
Being proactive with working to a set route & plan, but reactive to ‘hotspots’ around the capital
Daily and weekly reporting to liaise with CRT and other third parties
Alongside this we supplied tugs, hoppers & helmsman to move the collected weed around London ready for disposal.
We removed 6600m3 of weed (equivalent to 383 African elephants) & 400m3 rubbish in 2019
In 2020 we have successfully started composting the weed