Emden Dockyard has its drydock basin deepened
June 15, 2016
To lower the floating docks deep enough, the harbor basin in the area of floating docks has to be particularly deep. In this so called drydock pit however sediment accumulates steadily, mainly due to vessel traffic in the port of Emden. The result: The basin must be dredged regularly every few years.
Back to the present again: The drydock basin has become flat and so it must be deepened. An estimated 10,000 tons of sediment has now been dredged out of the basin and transported by barges for subsequent treatment at an appropriate location. Now once more we are able to dock significantly larger ships in the two floating docks again. Our dock capacity has thereby been noticeably increased.