In February of 2018, Birdon commenced dredging works on the renourishment of Hampton Beach for the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.
To perform the works, Birdon supplied and installed a submerged pipeline of approximately 1 kilometre in length to pump 20,000 m3 of sand from designated areas of Port Phillip Bay just outside of the Sandringham Yacht Club Marina. Birdon then used an excavator to spread and profile the sand along a 1.5km section of Hampton Beach to achieve the appropriate design levels.
Birdon was responsible for the supply and establishment of all equipment, including construction of temporary pipelines. This project was completed with the operation of Birdon’s cutter suction dredge “BALLINA”.
The “before and after” photo below shows the improvement to the Beach after Birdon had completed the renourishment.