Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Announces Receipt Of $107 Million In Contracts
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation announced on August 24 the receipt of several major dredging awards totaling $107 million.
The awarded work includes:
• Norfolk, Va., Harbor Navigation Improvements Project, $56.8 million;
• Charleston, S.C., Lower Harbor maintenance dredging project, $15.4 million;
• Tampa Harbor maintenance dredging 45-foot project, $13 million;
• New Jersey Wind Port, Stage 1, access channel dredging project, $7 million; and
• various maintenance projects in New York, North Carolina and South Carolina, $14.8 million.
The Norfolk Harbor Navigation Improvements Project, awarded in the third quarter of 2022, entails work to deepen and widen the Thimble Shoal Federal Navigation Channel within the approximately 5-mile segment beginning approximately 3 miles west of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel westward to naturally deep water. The Thimble Shoal Federal Navigation Channel is the main thoroughfare into Norfolk Harbor. The project will assist the harbor in increasing cargo capacity for the port. The client on this state-funded project is the Virginia Port Authority. Work is expected to be complete by the end of the third quarter of 2023.
The Charleston Lower Harbor maintenance dredging project, awarded in the second quarter of 2022, is the first maintenance work project in this harbor since the completion of its deepening projects. The work consists of maintenance dredging of material from Charleston Lower Harbor, which will be deposited in the Charleston Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site (ODMDS). The client on this project is the Charleston Engineer District. The dredging work has already commenced with estimated completion in December.
The Tampa Harbor maintenance dredging 45-foot project, awarded in the third quarter of 2022, consists of dredging in the Tampa Harbor Entrance Channel to maintain the channel for ships servicing Port Tampa Bay. All dredged material will be beneficially placed on Egmont Key. The awarded value is for the base contract with options still pending of approximately $14.5 million. The client on this project is the Jacksonville Engineer District. Work is expected to commence in the fall of 2022, and completion is expected in the first quarter of 2023.
The New Jersey Wind Port, Stage 1, access channel dredging project, awarded in the second quarter of 2022, will create a navigation channel from the federal Delaware River Channel to this hub-style offshore wind marshalling port. The NJ Wind Port will be the first purpose-built wind port on the East Coast, providing heavy-lift and component facilities with open access to the Atlantic Ocean. The port will serve offshore wind lease areas in New Jersey and elsewhere on the U.S. East Coast. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority is the lead agency supporting the port development. The New Jersey Department of Transportation is the contracting authority for the project. The dredging work has already commenced and is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2022.
In addition, Great Lakes was awarded a number of smaller maintenance projects at sites including the East Rockaway Inlet in New York, the Military Ocean Terminal in North Carolina, the Buttermilk Channel in New York and in South Carolina.
David Simonelli, GLDD CEO, commented, “Great Lakes is pleased to add these projects to our backlog of deepening and maintenance dredging projects that will contribute to both our 2022 and 2023 performance. In addition, the land being created at the New Jersey Wind Port project will support the state of New Jersey’s efforts toward renewable energy development. All of these projects support the overall improvement and resiliency of our country’s environment, coastlines and infrastructure.”
Based in Houston, Texas, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation is the largest provider of dredging services in the United States.