The work aims to enable access for most yachts at all states of the tide

Major dredging work at Hafan Pwllheli marina in North Wales is now firmly underway with the project expected to be completed in spring 2014.

When finished, the dredging will improve the depth in the harbour channel and marina basin, providing access to the marina for most yachts at virtually all states of the tide.
Last month saw contractors complete the construction of a containment wall to hold the 90,000 cubic metres of dredged material from the harbour.

Boats at the marina are being moved to alternative pontoons while each phase of the dredging programme is in operation so as to minimize disruption to berth holders.
Wil Williams, Hafan Pwllheli marina manager said: ‘We are pleased to report that the dredger is on site and making good progress.

‘We expect the work to be finished in readiness for the new season. Once this is complete, berth holders and visitors to Hafan Pwllheli can enjoy improved access in the main channel and the marina basin.

‘This will ensure that our facilities continue to be of the highest standard.’

In addition to the dredging, work has also begun on building a new quay wall for the soon-to-be-built National Sailing Academy and Pwllheli Events Centre.

The quay will allow the installation of a new flexible pontoon berthing system that can be used to accommodate boats competing in national and international sailing events.