Dredging in New Caledonia at a Unesco-IUCN world heritage site with care for nature

15.03.2012 - IADC Terra et Aqua - Dredging in New Caledonia at a Unesco-IUCN world heritage site with care for nature: "In the Voh region of New Caledonia, Koniambo Nickel SAS has been constructing a new port complex to support a nickel processing plant. The port construction involved dredging of a 4,500 m long navigation channel ending in a turning basin. The marine environment around New Caledonia is renowned for its aquatic fauna and flora. This has been confirmed by enlisting the lagoons of New Caledonia as UNESCO World Heritage. Therefore, specific thresholds and required management actions have been outlined in an Environmental Management Plan (EMP)."