Dredging and Marine Construction

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Announces $117.8 Million In New Work

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation, the largest provider of dredging services in the United States, announced on August 20 the receipt of several major dredging awards totaling $117.8 million.

The awarded work includes four major maintenance dredging projects, including:

• Mississippi River, Baton Rouge to Gulf of Mexico, Head of Passes Hopper Dredge Disposal Area Project ($44.9 million);

• Wilmington Harbor, North Carolina, Inner Ocean Bar Maintenance Dredging Project ($14.6 million);

• Sabine-Neches Waterway, Texas, Maintenance Dredging Project ($10.3 million); and

• Delaware River to Chesapeake Bay Inland Waterway Maintenance Project ($8.8 million).

In addition, two major coastal protection projects included:

• Brigantine Inlet to Great Egg Harbor Inlet, Absecon Island, Atlantic County Beach Renourishment Project, New Jersey ($24 million); and

• Coastal Storm Risk Management Project, South Ponte Vedra and Vilano Beach, Florida ($15.2 million).

The Mississippi River, Baton Rouge to Gulf Head of Passes Project work consists of the removal and satisfactory disposal of material excavated from the Hopper Dredge Disposal Area. Material excavated will be  beneficially placed for marsh creation at the West Bay site.  Work is estimated to begin in December 2020, with expected completion in the fourth quarter of 2021.

The Sabine-Neches Waterway, Texas Maintenance Dredging Project entails the maintenance dredging from the Sabine Pass Channel, Sabine Jetty Channel outer bar and outer bank channels with material disposal within four fffshore material disposal sites. Work on this project is expected to be complete in the fourth quarter of 2020.

“Great Lakes is pleased to add these major coastal protection and maintenance dredging awards to our backlog,” said David Simonelli, chief operating officer. “These projects are aligned with our strategy to provide dredging services to support the overall improvement and resiliency of our country’s environment, coastlines and infrastructure.”

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