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Coastal environments are among the most hostile and challenging locations to work.  Recognising the problems faced on coastal dredging projects WM Plant Hire have the largest long reach machines in the UK for heavy duty underwater applications.

GPS underwater dig control systems can provide real updates on the tide and underwater positioning and specialist attachments including underwater breakers, rock cutting wheels and hydraulic rippers can take on almost any marine excavation.  Our largest machines weigh over 100 tonnes and can be configured for reach and power. 

Please contact us to discuss your individual requirements or you may also like to review our case studies of recent work below.

Case Studies - Coastal Dredging

  • Southampton Port Dredging >

    Following a site survey of King George V Graving dock,  to look at maintenance dredging, WM Plant Hire were tasked with the removal of the scrap metal and other items that had been deposited in the berthing areas, with a need to avoid damage to the important historical structure below. Read More
  • Liverpool 2 Deep Excavation and Dredging >

    Liverpool2 will be the most centrally located deep water container terminal in the UK and will allow global services to connect with Liverpool. WM Plant Hire have been involved in both deep excavation and dredging works in various phases of the project so far. Read More
  • St Helier, Jersey Dredging >

    The installation of a new linkspan bridge for the St Helier ferry terminal required the removal of a large outcrop of granite rock. Read More
  • MOD Marine Infrastructure & Dredging >

    Infrastructure upgrades and maintenance operations to MOD marine bases in Scotland saw the deployment of the CAT 365 long reach fitted with a pole grab to work at depths of around 25 metres. Read More
  • Nigg Energy Park Harbour Dredging & Construction >

    Global Energy are working to improve the port and berthing facilities with the South Quay Development at Nigg, a strategic location within the Cromarty Firth in Scotland. WM Plant Hire were employed by main contractor McLaughlin & Harvey to assist with marine construction and dredging works. Read More
  • Dredging, St Mary's Harbour, Isles of Scilly >

    The St Mary's Harbour project involved the redevelopment of St Mary's Harbour in the Isles of Scilly.  The Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin announced a £7.8 funding package that would allow the quay to be extended and widened, along with the provision of new freight facitlities and improved access for passengers. Read More
  • Channel dredging for new lifeboat station at Sennen Cove >

    The RNLI needed to prepare the way for the next generation, fast slipway lifeboat. The existing slipway channel runs through granite rock that had to be re-profiled for the new vessels to launch. Read More
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