DREDGING FOR TEMPORARY MOORING SPACE
The general feedback from consultation with stakeholders and users of the CBTS was that no additional moorings (i.e. over what CWB has proposed) should be relocated outside of the CBTS to facilitate SCL construction. Hence the anchorage area of the CBTS is proposed to expand into the southeast corner underneath the existing Island East Corridor, so as to accommodate the affected vessels due to the increase in temporary reclamation area required for the SCL Protection Works.
The extent of dredging in the southeast corner is around 1ha, which is already the minimum extent for dredging the seabed to a level of -3.5m to -4.0mCD, which is sufficient for temporary anchorage and at the same time maintaining a navigation channel of not less than 20m wide.