Dredging & Marine Construction

GLDD Announces $51 million In Contract Awards

Oak Brook, Ill.-based Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) announced July 6 the awarding of four dredge contracts that total $51.1 million in value.

The largest contract is with the state of Louisiana’s Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority to build a new marsh area in Cameron Meadows, using material dredged from an offshore site in the Gulf of Mexico. Work on the $28.6 million project is expected to commence in the fourth quarter of this year. The project will restore about 400 acres of coastal marsh located in an area just south of the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge and about five miles inland.

GLDD also reported the awarding of a $15.4 million contract to place beach fill material for the town of Oak Island, N.C. Material will be excavated from the Jay Bird Shoals borrow area near Oak Island. In addition to placing beach fill on about 3-1/2 miles along the coast of Oak Island, the contract also calls for the planting of dune grass along restored beach berms. Work will commence in the fourth quarter of this year.

The company was recently awarded a contract for the New York and New Jersey Harbor, Port Jersey Channel Maintenance Dredging Federal Navigation Project. Work will begin this month to remove material from the Port Jersey Channel and place it at the Historic Area Remediation Site, located about five miles east of Sandy Hook, N.J.

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Finally, GLDD was awarded a $2.9 million project to perform maintenance dredging within the Lower Terminal Channel of the Jacksonville, Fla., harbor. The company will begin that work in September.

“Great Lakes is pleased to announce these important coastal protection and maintenance dredging awards,” said Lasse Petterson, president and CEO of GLDD. “Dredging has been deemed as an essential service during this unprecedented pandemic, which allows us to continue to work on projects that support the overall improvement and resiliency of our country’s environment, coastlines and infrastructure.”

With a 130-year history and a fleet of more than 200 vessels, GLDD is the largest provider of dredging services in the United States.