4 July 2023

Annual dredging at the Port of Weipa complete

| Matt Nicholls
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TSHD Brisbane at Evans Landing.

TSHD Brisbane at Evans Landing.

NORTH Queensland Bulk Ports has successfully completed maintenance dredging at the Port of Weipa for 2023.

Dredge vessel TSHD Brisbane and its supporting vessels have left the Port of Weipa after completing a 45-day program.

Around 780,000m³ of natural sediment was removed from the port and placed at the approved Dredge Material Placement Area in Albatross Bay.

The TSHD Brisbane undertook over 400 trips to and from the DMPA without incident.

“This is a testament to all involved including the local Weipa fishing and boating community,” an NQBP spokesperson said.

“We would like to thank the Weipa community for their patience and understanding during the project and we would also like to commend all staff and contractors for their work in completing the dredging program in Weipa.”

Environmental monitoring and management measures were implemented throughout the campaign to minimise the risk to the marine environment.

NQBP has managed the annual maintenance dredging program at the Port of Weipa for more than 30 years.

Dredging was also completed at Amrun on behalf of Rio Tinto.

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