Tuvalu Borrow Pit Reclamation Project

Tuvalu

Dredging sand to fill borrow pits and other site improvement works.

Tuvalu Borrow Pit Reclamation Project

#About this project

Hall Contracting was engaged to fill manmade borrow pits, as well undertake miscellaneous site improvement works. The project involved more than 365,000m3 of sand being dredged from the lagoon, which was used to fill borrow pits created during World War II by the United States Marine Corps, who originally used the material to build an airstrip. The pits were tidal, taking waste through the porous coral floor and into the lagoon. This affected the local ecosystem and health of the Tuvaluan people.

#Project Data

  • LOCATION

    Tuvalu

  • CLIENT

    New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Government of Tuvalu

  • AMOUNT

    $8.6 Million

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