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18th July 2018

Longleat lake signed 'sealed' and delivered

The dredging of the famous lake was one of the most challenging projects to date involving the removal of over 22000m3 of silt.  The successful outcome of the project was down to great teamwork and planning to ensure the wide range of safety and environmental risks were managed. “Live and potentially deadly hippos, the ever playful sealions, regular boat trips around the lake with strict animal welfare protocols, ecological issues and the need to move the large volume of silt over 2 kilometres was always a challenge - it’s great to see such an achievement…” says Director Damian McGettrick. Works also included the management of a geotechnical investigation on the dam structures, repairs to bank edges and access paths and the construction of a temporary route for the pipeline including a road crossing . The dredging of the famous lake was one of the most challenging projects to date involving the removal of over 22000m3 of silt. The successful outcome of the project was down to great teamwork and planning to ensure the wide range of safety and environmental risks were managed. “Live and potentially deadly hippos, the ever playful sealions, regular boat trips around the lake with strict animal welfare protocols, ecological issues and the need to move the large volume of silt over 2 kilometres was always a challenge - it’s great to see such an achievement…” says Director Damian McGettrick. Works also included the management of a geotechnical investigation on the dam structures, repairs to bank edges and access paths and the construction of a temporary route for the pipeline including a road crossing .
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