This comprehensive source of information on the use of marine aggregate in construction provides technical information and links to sources of detailed information to assist in specifying and use of marine aggregate. The Marine Aggregate Information Centre is managed on behalf of The Crown Estate and supported by the Marine Aggregate Industry


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Marine Aggregates Capability & Portfolio 2017
A report detailing the location and uses of UK marine aggregate, produced by The Crown Estate.


Strength from the depths

Strength from the Depths 2015

The seventh sustainable development report for the British marine aggregate industry produced by BMAPA.


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The Area Involved – 19th Annual Report

A report detailing the area of seabed licensed and dredged during 2017, produced by The Crown Estate and BMAPA.


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The Area Involved – Fifteen Year Review

A report detailing the area of seabed licensed and dredged during the period from 1998 - 2012, produced by The Crown Estate and BMAPA.







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The Crown Estate

The Crown Estate is a diverse property business valued at more than £8 billion. The Crown Estate owns over half the foreshore and almost all of the seabed around the UK.

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The Concrete Centre

The Concrete Centre is the central development organisation for the UK concrete sector. Their vision is to make concrete the material of choice

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British Marine Producers Association (BMAPA)

The representative trade body for the British marine aggregate industry

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CEMEX UK Marine is one of the leading companies supplying marine aggregates to the British and European construction industry.

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Dredging International

Together with Baggerwerken Decloedt, Dredging International is one of the primary operating companies of DEME Group. The core activity of Dredging International is dredging and land reclamation

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Hanson Aggregates Marine

Hanson Aggregates Marine is Europe's largest producer of marine-dredged sand and gravel, supplying to a network of wharves in the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Denmark

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Tarmac Marine

Lafarge Tarmac Marine has a fleet of 4 dredgers which operate around the coast of England and Wales and are capable of landing over 4 million tonnes per year.

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Van Oord

Van Oord use dredging solutions to reclaim land from the sea, protect coastal zones, and expand and maintain harbours and waterways

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 Boskalis Westminster

Boskalis Westminster operates in all sectors of the UK dredging, marine construction and coastal engineering markets including maintaining and developing ports and waterways, providing services and materials for sea defences