Prolines were involved with activity in Dunmore East today that hasn’t been seen in nearly five years, as the first boat was lifted using the syncrolift following the recent completion of €6m dredging works. The syncrolift, is required to raise vessels to facilitate their repair and maintenance.
The works which involved removing approx 27,000 metres cubed of material located in the harbour basin and in the approach channel to the port, at Dunmore East Fishery Harbour Centre were completed in early 2016.
The volume and value of fish landings into Dunmore East have increased significantly in recent years, and the size of fishing vessels using the harbour have also increased. Before the dredging works, the siltation impeded their ability to operate efficiently, while making the syncrolift unusable.
The dredging works were carried out to make the harbour more accessible to larger vessels but also landing times and vessel management will be much improved.
Prolines were on hand to ensure this important first lift went smoothly