There is a lot happening at our Burry Port Marina and we thought it was time we gave you an update.
Dredging progress with CMS Seaka is going well and we will reach target depths in many berths this year.
- The total excess sediment within the main harbour area was between 125’000 m3 and 150’000m3 in 2020 with nearly all areas silted up to 1.5 metres above the water impound level (the water level at low tide with the gate in the closed position)
- The dredging work has focussed on the pontoon grid in the main harbour (per red arrows) and CMS Seaka is currently working from north to South. She will continue in this area over the coming months.
- Following gate upgrade works, the sluicing regime will re-commence during week days. This is aiding the evacuation of material from the basin. Note that this means that the water level drops temporarily below impound level when a sluice has been completed. No sluicing is to be conducted at weekends.
- The process is slow. However Water Injection Dredging is the only method which is both environmentally acceptable and supports a long- term economically viable business plan.
- The height of material deposits is being measured against the pile structures within the harbour and net material volume changes calculated. This means there is mathematical certainty on progress
- We will carry out bathometric surveys in future and publish these on the website
Marina Depth Area Diagram
– Area not currently subject to a dredging programme
– Area 1 – net reduction of 40’800 m3
– Area 2 – net reduction of 15’000 m3
– Area 3 – net reduction of 6’000 m3
– Area 4 – net reduction of 10’000 m3
- Total Net Material removal so far in 2021 is 71’800 m3
- The harbour approach channel is fully rehabilitated and freefrom excess siltation
- We are now able to offer fully watered berths at impound level
- The programme will continue until target depths are achievedthroughout
Dredging Programme – Aerial View 2020 at Impound Level
View of the harbour at impound level before CMS Seaka commenced works
Aerial View September 2021 at Impound Level
Main marina grid view at impound level in mid-September 2021. We will shortly be able to offer guaranteed floating berths for customers at impound level
Harbour Wall Repair Progress
- The repairs to the dock walls are now complete
- These works were carried out on behalf ofCarmarthenshire County Council
- Once handover has been completed by the contractorThe Marine & Property Group Ltd will assume responsibility for the maintenance of all internal dock walls and Carmarthenshire Council of exterior sea- defence structures.
- The works have been completed smoothly and the interface with the harbour works has not suffered any conflict.
Development of the Old RNLI Building to a Marina Facilities Building
- Contractors have now commenced the conversion works of the old RNLI building
- The specification is high and will deliver a modern facility whilst preserving the historical characteristics of the building
- The building includes a new marina reception, brand standard washrooms, disabled facilities and a laundry on the ground floor
- The first floor contains further offices and business start up spaces to support local businesses. Business developing mentoring will be available in addition
- The works are scheduled to complete in February 2022
- The contract value is between £450’000 and £500’000
The Marine Group Visitor Network
Burry Port Marina berth holders benefit from a suite of offers and inclusion in the Visitor Network where you can enjoy visiting other marinas in the company and a discount on partner marinas.
This programme now includes Watchet Marina that was recently acquired by the marine group. The dredging works in Watchet are running ahead of programme and we are already able to provide a number of guaranteed watered berths.