International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

Partrac announced the award of a marine monitoring support services contract for the ABLE Marine Energy Park (AMEP). AMEP is a fully consented infrastructure project in the Humber estuary in the United Kingdom. It was designed to offer port facilities for the renewable energy sector particularly offshore wind. The contract includes the supply deployment and maintenance of monitoring equipment and the delivery of water quality data through baseline construction and post-construction phases of the development.

Partrac will transmit water quality data (tur-bidity dissolved oxygen and temperature) in real-time to a secure operational project website. Custom designed platforms have been devel-oped to provide secure data acquisition at the monitoring sites. The data will be used to assess the magnitude and variability of marine param-eters during the baseline construction and post-construction project phases.

Kevin Black technical director at Partrac said “We are delighted to have been awarded the water quality monitoring contract for ABLE; this extends and builds upon our experience of delivering compliance dredge monitoring services across several major domestic infra-structure projects including London Gateway and Liverpool2 Deep Water Terminal port developments”

AMEP is being developed by ABLE (UK). It will represent a £450 million (US$657 million) investment by ABLE and will cover an area of 900 acres featuring 1300 meters (4265 feet) of new deepwater quays.