J3474 : Excavators, Belfast

taken 4 years ago, near to Belfast, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

Excavators, Belfast
Excavators, Belfast
Two tracked excavators on the River Lagan in Belfast (both are on floating barges or pontoons - see J3474 : Dredging barges, Belfast for a wider angle). These excavators are being used to move spoil from small river going barges to the larger sea going ones, from which it is dumped in the North Channel J3475 : Tug 'Goliath' and barge, Belfast.
Dredging the River Lagan, Belfast (2019/20)

Dredging work on the impounded section of the River Lagan. “Navigation information - Dredging - 16 September 2019 - 31 March 2020
Notice is hereby given that the River Lagan impoundment between Lagan Weir and Stranmillis Weir will be undergoing a major maintenance dredging project commencing 16 September 2019 and programmed for completion 31 March 2020. During this period the river will be closed to all traffic heading from Belfast Harbour unless prior written permission has been issued by the River Manager.
The dredging project will commence at Stranmillis Weir and will be phased so that sections of the river will be handed over to rowers for recreational use as they are completed” - River notice 31/19 “Navigation information - Dredging - 16 September 2019 - 31 March 2020”.
“The provision of maintenance dredging along the length of the impounded River Lagan from Stranmillis Weir to the Lagan Weir over a length of approximately 4.7Km to a level of -1.2m O.D. and the dredging and reinstatement of the 10m wide incised incised channel to a depth of -2.5m O.D. All dredged materials shall be disposed of at sea in line with the Marine and Coastal Access Act (MCAA) license issued by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)” - E-tenders NI website.
I have no connection with the works and cannot enter into correspondence.
This link Link shows the dredging works during 2010/11.

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J3474, 4356 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 February, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 13 February, 2020
Geographical Context
Coastal  City, Town centre  Industry  Waste, Waste management  Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
Belfast 
River (from Tags)
River Lagan  Lagan 
Primary Subject of Photo
Excavators 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 344 746 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.1097N 5:55.2242W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 345 745
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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