Silt curtain for dredging are important in some operations to control the effects of turbidity during activities. Operators must also be prepared for spill response and the safe storage of liquids onshore and on barges and be ready and able to clean up any spills immediately.

Spill response for Ports is a very important concern. With constant vehicle traffic and hydraulic equipment used in stevedore operations, there is a potential risk for spills of hazardous substances to end up in the waterway or stormwater system.

The Ports & Dredging industries are dynamic and environmentally challenging industries facing many potential control, containment and spill clean up requirements. We recommend a range of spill response, stormwater protection, sediment control and containment solutions to ensure your organisation is prepared to manage liquids and sediment contamination on land and in waterways during Port and Dredging activities..

To assist your environmental efforts, we have compiled a list of potential risks and corresponding product solutions. Please click on a question relevant to your organisation for more information.

FAQs

Do you conduct dredging operations in aquatic systems?

Chatoyer Solution

Dredging and excavation operations causes large quantities of silt and sediment to be disrupted in marine environments. This could potentially release contaminants into environmentally sensitive regions of the aquatic system.

Vessels may be carrying stored volumes of fuel, lubricants and oil and should therefore be equipped with suitable spill kits and appropriate storage to contain spilled hazardous liquids.

This situation is a great example of a time where construction site sediment and spill control and containment are required

Cateogory: Silt & Sediment Control

Chatoyer Silt Curtain for dredging site sediment control - installed around an excavation site along the shoreline

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Silt Curtain
Easy to install, silt curtain for dredging will control turbidity and assist in the settling of solids (silt) suspended in water. The flotation of the silt curtain can also function as a floating containment boom for fuel spills on water.
black dewatering geobag filtering sediment and discharging on grass
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Geobags
Dewatering bags are an economical way to filter sediment laden water before discharge off site.

Cateogory: Spill Containment

chatoyer collapsible portable containment bund red PVC containing 2 drums. Deployed with Ground Mat and Liner. This collapsible bund contains 2 drums of chemical. If the drums leak, the bund will contain the leak and prevent pollution.
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Portable Containment Bund
Temporary storage to bund anything that could leak during operations including mobile generators, hydraulic equipment, portable toilets and containers of liquids.

Cateogory: Spill Control

SpilMax group of spill kits and absorbents including pads, rolls, booms, wipes, pillows, oil and fuel, chemical, universal or general purpose

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SpilMax Spill Control
The SpilMax range of spill kits and absorbents are suitable for the clean up of leaks or spills including oils, fuels, diesel, coolant and other hazardous chemical liquids.
Is there a chance for a spill in a nearby waterway?

Chatoyer Solution

Spills in waterways require quick containment and absorbents on site. Spill response products and containment options differ depending on your location and how much room you have to store the spill response products to suit the potential spill risk.

A high visibility yellow containment boom deployed in the ocean. This boom is containing a spill in rough conditions. Containment booms are a great additions to spill response products.

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Containment Booms
An impervious barrier designed to deflect or contain hydrocarbon spills or floating debris in aquatic environments. Can be lined with absorbent marine booms to clean up hydrocarbons.

spill response products - red floating fence boom containing fire fighting chemicals in a water way

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Containment Booms
The fence boom is constructed using square and flat sections allowing it to be stored in bags, cages or reels.

SpilMax marine booms and absorbent pads on water absorbing a hydrocarbon spill

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SpilMax Spill Absorbents
The SpilMax range of marine booms and absorbent pads are suitable for the absorption and containment of hydrocarbons on water.

Do you conduct earth moving or excavation operations?

Chatoyer Solution

During construction operations such as earth moving and excavation, there is a potential risk for silt and sediment to leave the site and migrate to environmentally sensitive areas or run off into the stormwater drain. If excavating in or along side a waterway, turbidity in the waterway will need to be addressed. Here are some construction site sediment control products to assist with environmental compliance during your project.

Cateogory : Silt and Sediment Control

Chatoyer silt curtain in situ during excavation for bridge construction in a waterway for construction site sediment control
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Silt Curtain
Strategically installed in waterways, silt curtains control turbidity and assist in the settling of solids (silt) suspended in water. The flotation of the silt curtain can also function as a floating containment boom for fuel spills on water.
black dewatering geobag filtering sediment and discharging on grass
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Geobags
Dewatering bags are an economical way to filter sediment laden water before discharge off site.
yellow 2m long Rubber Silt Sock on work site protecting stormwater drain for construction site sediment control
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Silt Socks
Placed around a drain to prevent silt and sediment from entering the stormwater pits.
image of Chatoyer Silt Warden installed in a drain pit as one option for construction site sediment control
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Silt Warden
Placed inside the drain pit to prevent silt and sediment from entering the stormwater system.  

Do you operate vehicles or hydraulic equipment?

Chatoyer Solution

Spills from fueling and operation of vehicles and hydraulic equipment should be contained and require immediate remediation to ensure any hazardous substances do not enter near-by stormwater drain pits or pollute environmentally sensitive areas.

chatoyer black XR-5 portable collapsible bund holding a generator

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Portable Containment Bund
For temporary storage of equipment, drums, tanks, containers, generators, batteries or vehicles.
spill response products - cleaning up an oil spill on a concrete workshop floor using a broom and floor sweep
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SpilMax Floor Sweep
This all natural absorbent encapsulates oil and hazardous liquids for easy clean up.

SpilMax spill response products include oil and fuel, universal and chemical absorbent pads, booms and rolls

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SpilMax Absorbents
Absorbents to clean up liquids from leaking equipment, tools, machinery or any spill.
SpilMax range of spill response products include Spill Kits in bins, bags and drums. Oil and Fuel, Marine, Universal, Chemical
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SpilMax Workplace Spill Kits
The SpilMax range of spill kits and absorbents are suitable for the clean up of leaks or spills including oils, fuels, diesel, coolant and other hazardous chemical liquids.
Do you store hazardous chemicals on site?

Chatoyer Solution

Any spills or leaks of hazardous chemicals should be contained at the source so it can be remediated effectively and ensure the surrounding environment is protected. Bunding and containment products are ideal in liquid storage scenarios. Because they are portable and permanent options there is something to suit almost any situation.

Category: Liquid Containment

Chatoyer Aluminium Floor Bunding installed in a transport truck parking lot
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Floor Bunding
An ideal way to create secure bunded areas in workshops, liquid storage areas and across warehouse doorways to contain spills. Aluminium Floor Bunding is fire resistant – ideal for the energy industry.
Quick bund used as hose laydown for fracking operation
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Quick Bund
For temporary storage of anything that could leak. Portable bunding that’s easy to transport and deploy.

chatoyer collapsible portable containment bund red PVC containing 2 drums. Deployed with Ground Mat and Liner. This collapsible bund contains 2 drums of chemical. If the drums leak, the bund will contain the leak and prevent pollution.

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Portable Containment Bund
Temporary storage to bund anything that could leak during operations including mobile generators, hydraulic equipment, portable toilets and containers of liquids.

blue PVC flexible tank, bladder, pillow tank on grass

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Flexible Tanks
Flexible Tanks (bladders) are a cost effective, portable, easy-to-manage liquid storage product. Choose the appropriate materials and your Flexible Tank can store a wide range of liquids including potable water, edibles, waste water and hazardous chemicals. Flexible Tanks have wide range of applications.
Is there a risk of a spill entering the stormwater system?

Chatoyer Solution

Any spills that enter the stormwater system and pollute the waterways can result in immediate fines to the company and it’s staff. As a result, our stormwater solutions ensure any hazardous substances or debris is captured or contained at the source to protect your stormwater system.

Category: Stormwater Management

Man using DrainSAFE handle to close the DrainSAFE valve and isolate the drain pit to contain a spill
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SpilMax DrainSAFE™
The DrainSAFE™ is a retrofit drain pit isolation device that can be closed quickly to protect the stormwater system from a spill. When left in the open position it traps hydrocarbons, debris and sediment while allowing liquids such as rain to pass.
Darin Warden
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Drain Warden
Placed inside the drain pit to capture oil, rubbish and debris.
Weighted containment booms are spill response products made of heavy duty PVC wrapped in geotextile for good ground connection. Each boom has a cuff so multiple containment booms can be joined together. Comes with handles for easy handling.
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Weighted Containment Boom
Shaped around a drain pit or at the source of a spill to contain liquid from spreading.
weighted drain cover deployed over a stormwater drain to keep liquids from entering
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Weighted Drain Cover
Placed over a drain pit to stop liquid from entering the stormwater drain.