Belfast Harbour D3 SI


ABCO Marine Ltd were contracted by IGSL Ltd to supply specialist marine equipment and support for the delivery of Belfast Harbour D3 Site Investigation on behalf of Belfast Harbour Commissioners for site investigation of the proposed new harbour development. 

We mobilised our C59 Emotion Jack-Up Barge along with support vessels which were towed to site. With the barge fully equipped, along with Geotechnical Subcontractor's personnel and equipment, and then position at the required locations to undertake the surveys. 

Project Information

The scope of works included 18no Cable Percussion and Rotary Core holes, conducted overwater from Jack Up Barge, supported by a workboat (Samson Tug) for barge positioning and marine transfer of personnel and materials.

ABCO Marine Ltd, responsible for all communications and liaison with Belfast Harbour Masters office for Jack Up Barge mobilization and management for the duration if the works. Maintaining communication for marine operations, especially for all barge repositioning in close proximity to the shipping channel.

Marine Based Boreholes of varying drill depths between 13m and 40m, obtaining samples at designated depths in line with project requirements. All site specific information recorded by the Site Logging Engineer to aid preparation of the project reports.


IGSL Ltd for Belfast Harbour Commissioners


November 2015

Client Representatives

Sinead Henry (RPS)


Site Investigations

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