B 3: Full-scale demonstration

The objective of Action B3 was to perform the full scale dredging and treatment based on all knowledge obtained during the small scale test

B3. Full-scale demonstration (completed)

The objective of Action B3 was to perform the full-scale demonstration based on the knowledge obtained during the small-scale test. During the full-scale demonstration two dredging robots, Mudsters, were connected to the treatment site and were removing sediments full-time. In this action, the goal was to evaluate if the solution could indeed effectively remove and dewater sediments without disturbing the marine environment.

The results of the full-scale demonstration showed that:

  • The low-flow dredging robots, Mudster, have proved to be able to remove sediments continuously and automatically without re-suspension of particles.
  • On the treatment site, the sediments have successfully been dewatered (25-30% dry matter) with low costs and low energy use, and without releasing pollutants back to the bay.

Sediments removed from the bay have been used to cover landfills in the municipality. Also, several pilots were executed to develop innovative ways for use of the sediments.

  • Linnaeus University executed a pilot project with mixing sediment with soil, biochar and compost in order to evaluate the use in agriculture and horticulture.
  • LIFE SURE cooperated with NETICS AB in developing applications and recipes for using the Malmfjärden bay sediments in construction and infrastructure.

You can read more about these pilot projects and other studies in the project in the project report.

The success of these pilot studies has led to follow up projects and initiatives, described on this page

Fler sidor inom life sure project actions

A 1: Planning and preparation

Agreement with suppliersThe planning and preparation included all processes of public tendering and purchase of equ

B1: Construction of dredging equipment and treatment site

Dredging equipment will be constructed to suit the project purpose and objectives.

B 2: Small-scale testing

To know how to fully use the equipement in full scale, we will first test the system in small scale.

C 1: Monitoring and evaluation

The focus for monitoring and evaluation is mainly to follow up the effects of the dredging activities.

D 1: Dissemination and networking

How to disseminate the technology and results of Life SURE.

D 2: Replication and transferability

LIFE SURE will ensure that the solutions developed in the project can be used throughout the EU

Senast uppdaterad: 20 november 2023
Publicerad: 16 maj 2023