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Inland dredging projects are typically difficult to access and the right approach is critical.  Our wide ranging fleet of excavators is capable of delivering almost all inland works. Our smaller machines are ideally suited to be mounted on pontoons in shallow water.  Please contact us to discuss your individual requirements or you may also like to review our case studies of recent work below.

Case Studies - Inland Dredging

  • Weed Removal Black Sluice South Forty Foot Drain >

    Specialist equipment was required for IDB weed removal ahead of cutter suction dredging programme. Read More
  • Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme >

    The £45million scheme is one of the largest river flood defence schemes in the country.  A variety of long reach machines were required overa 16-month period for multiple works on the scheme. Read More
  • Flood Protection Scheme River Perry >

    Concerned by the potential flooding of their land along a 6 kilometre stretch of the River Perry, having received warnings and advice from the local Environment Agency, a group of landowners near Oswestry approached WM Plant Hire to come up with a flood protection scheme. Read More
  • Stoneydelph Balancing Pond Silt Removal >

    Working directly for the local authority, over 3500m3 of silt was to be removed from an important balancing pond, for both flood prevention and environmental benefit.  Read More
  • Somerset Levels Watercourse Maintenance >

    Following predicitions of one of the wettest winters in 30 years and threat of flooding the EA begun investing more significantly in drainage and flood protection including essential maintenance of inland watercourses. Read More
  • Bio-engineering erosion protection at Shugborough Hall >

    The Environment Agency were trialling flood management and erosion prevention measures and a site had been selected within the grounds of Shugborough Hall. Read More
  • Scour protection to Westminster Bridge, River Thames >

    Certain structures on the river suffer from ‘scour’ due to heavy river and tidal flows that can undermine and affect the integrity of the bridge piers. Westminster Bridge was identified as needing underwater scour protection works. Mowlem Marine had to install additional support to the bridge foundations. Read More
  • Dredging of historic furnace pools at Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge >

    Coalbrookdale forms part of the Ironbridge World Heritage Site and Conservation Area. It is famous worldwide as the ‘Cradle of the Industrial Revolution’. In the early 1700s the natural watercourse was dammed to provide power to furnaces and forges. The works were abandoned in the early 1900s and many of the historic pools silted up. Archaeological studies assessed the extent of the watercourse system and funding was secured to develop the area as an important local and tourist amenity. Read More
  • De-silting of Croome Park’s famous artificial river >

    Owned by the National Trust, this park was Capability Brown’s first landscape project that inspired the English country garden style throughout Europe. Brown created a lake and the mile and a half long artificial River Croome, a smaller version of the local River Severn some 250 years ago. Read More
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