The Volvox Anglia was a 1300 tonne Split Hopper Trailer Suction Dredge. Built in 1980, and with a hopper volume of over 1200m3, the dredge recovered millions of tonnes of material throughout its lifetime.
In December 2017 she was retired following a productive stint recovering sand to be used in concrete. Birdon were contacted to ensure that the vessel could be safely deconstructed and recycled in accordance with all local regulations
The project was completed on time, on budget and with no incidents or accidents.