B 1: Construction of dredging equipment and treatment site

The objective of this activity was to construct the dredging equipment, but also to build the treatment system to take care of the dewatering and the rejected water.

1. Design and construction of a new dredging unit and surface raft

The aim of this activity was to construct and assemble the dredging units that are used on the test site in the bay of Malmfjärden.

Because of problems with the original prototypes, the construction phase of the dredging units took longer than expected. In spring 2020, a new dredging unit, Mudster, was finally ready.

The dredging system Mudster consists of three main components:

  • an underwater dredging unit
  • a control raft at the surface and
  • a wire system that moves the raft.

2. Construction of the dewatering and reject water system

The treatment site is a small area close to the test location, where the dredged masses are collected, dewatered and the reject water is treated and then released. In order to steer and control the uptake and treatment of the sediment, a special program was developed for LIFE SURE.Read more about the unique design solutions of the dredging units and dewatering system in the design document

LIFE SURE has produced several films, presenting the concepts and solutions developed in LIFE SURE.

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

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.

B 3: Full-scale demonstration

Based on the knowledge of the small scale test, we will perform full scale dredging and treatment.

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