Tuvalu Borrow Pit Reclamation

Tuvalu Borrow Pit Reclamation

  • Tuvalu Borrow Pit Reclamation
  • Tuvalu Borrow Pit Reclamation
  • Tuvalu Borrow Pit Reclamation
  • Tuvalu Borrow Pit Reclamation
  • Tuvalu Borrow Pit Reclamation
  • Tuvalu Borrow Pit Reclamation
  • LocationTuvalu
  • ClientNew Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Dates
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DESCRIPTION

The project involves more than 365,000m3 of sand being dredged from a local lagoon and used to fill man made borrow pits created during World War II by the United States Marine Corps to build an airstrip. The pits are uninhabitable and water levels in them rise and fall taking rubbish as well as human and pig waste through the porous coral floor and into the lagoon, polluting the water causing excessive plant growth which is having a detrimental effect on the health of the local ecosystem and livelihood of the Tuvaluan people. Hall Contracting has sent its 4,500hp cutter suction dredge, the Amity, to complete the project, along with a range of support equipment including excavators, dozers and trucks as well as a 180-foot accommodation barge. In addition Hall Contracting is undertaking foundation and building repairs, installation of new services and construction of Elco Rock wall to repair a breach in the Atoll. Our specialist staff is working with a number of Tuvaluans to assist with the land based labour work.

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