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Dredging Contract Awards, December 22, 2009 through March 15, 2010


RECOVERY. Project Numbers 107225, 107221, 107217. Lease of Truckable Dredge Not Less than Eight Inch Diameter for Dredging Oxbow Lakes on the Red River and Mississippi Lakes Arkabutla, Enid, Grenada and Sardis. The original posting should have read: $1,325,400 Recovery; $235,000.00 Non-Recovery. W912EE-09-B-0006. Awarded August 5, 2009 by the Vicksburg District, Corps of Engineers.

RECOVERY. Project number 322828, Illinois Waterway (MVS). To Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC for $421,999, line item 7001, on December 22, 2009 by the St. Louis District, Corps of Engineers. W912P9-09-D-05290003/ W912P9-09-D-05290003

FY10 Snohomish River Channel Dredging, Everett, Snohomish County, Washington. To General Construction for $1,759,300, line items 1 through 3, on December 22, 2009 by the Seattle District, Corps of Engineers. W912DW-10-C-0004 /W912DW-10-B-0001

Maintenance Dredging FY09, Duwamish Waterway, Seattle, Washington. To American Construction Co., Inc. for $744,750, line items 1, 2 and 4, on December 24, 2009 by the Seattle District, Corps of Engineers. W912DW-10-C-0003/912DW-10-B-0003

RECOVERY. Project number 324778, Columbia River Channel Improvements, 2009 Rock Removal at Columbia County, St Helens, Oregon and Clark County, Washington. Awarded to J.E. McAmis, Inc. for $2,215,196.5, line item 7014, on January 13, 2010 by the Portland District, Corps of Engineers. W9127N-09-C-00260012/W9127N-09-C-00260012

RECOVERY. Dredging Ponds, Leetown, West Virginia. Awarded to Gerald Taylor & Co., Inc. for $99,800 on January 13, 2010 by the Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey. G10P-C-00051/07ERQQ0142

Maintenance Dredging, 44 & 46-Foot Project, Kings Bay Inner Channel, U.S. Navy Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Camden County, Georgia. Awarded to Southern Dredging Co., Inc. for $3,427,850, line items 1 through 6, 13 and 14, (Base plus Option D) on January 20, 2010 by the Jacksonville District, Corps of Engineers. W912EP-10-C-0018/W912EP-10-B-0002

RECOVERY. Beneficial Re-use of Dredged Material. Excavation, transport, and disposal of up to 400,000 cubic yards of material harvested from CDFs 10B and/or 12 at a contractor-furnished disposal site. Awarded to Northstar Hurrman JV for $8,208,000 on January 22, 2010 by the Buffalo District, Corps of Engineers. W912P4-10-C-0001 /W912P4-09-B-0010

Jacksonville Harbor Maintenance Dredging, 40-Foot Project, Bar Cut 3 through Cut 45, Duval County, Florida. Awarded to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company for $6,233,200, line items 1 through 8, on January 22, 2010 by the Jacksonville District, Corps of Engineers. W912EP-10-C-0016/ W912EP-10-C-0016

RECOVERY. Perform Maintenance Dredging in Savannah and Brunswick Harbor, Georgia. Awarded to Marinex Construction, Inc. for $199,998.75, line item 3AA, on January 26, 2010 by the Savannah District, Corps of Engineers. W912HN-10-0010-0002/W912HN-10-D-0010

RECOVERY. Project Number 015750. Mission Bay Maintenance Dredging, San Diego River and Mission Bay, San Diego County, California. Awarded to Manson Construction Company for $5,308,000, line items 1 through 5B, on January 27, 2010 by the Los Angeles District, Corps of Engineers. W912PL-10-C-0008 /W912PL10B0001

RECOVERY. Project Number 107217, Lease Truckable Dredge Not Less Than 8 Inches Diameter for Dredging Oxbow Lakes on Red River, and Mississippi Lakes Arkabutlak, Enid, Granada and Sardis. To Sunset Marine LLC of Delaware for $500,000, line item 2, on January 29, 2010 by the Vicksburg District, Corps of Engineers. W912EE-09-C-0024-P00004 /W912EE-09-B-0006

Northport, New York – Dredging at U.S. Coast Guard Station Eaton’s Neck, Rhode Island. Awarded to R.B. Conway & Sons, Inc. for $317,000, line item 1, bid item 2, on February 1, 2010 by the USCG Civil Engineering Unit Providence. HSCGG1-10-C-PRV054/ HSCGG1-10-B-PRV054

RECOVERY. Maintenance Dredging of Grand Haven Inner Harbor, Grand Haven, Michigan. Awarded to Bayshore Contractors, LLC for $943,000, line item 1, on February 4, 2010 by the Detroit District, Corps of Engineers. W911XK-09-D-0007-000201 /W911XK-09-D-0007-0002

Matagorda Ship Channel, Texas, Galinipper Point to Point Comfort and Natural Bay Bottom in Matagorda and Calhoun Counties, Texas, Pipeline Dredging. To Mike Hooks, Inc. for $5,420,750 on February 4, 2010 by the Galveston District, Corps of Engineers. W912HY-10-C-0013/ W912HY-10-B-0008

RECOVERY. Project Number 2080, Brunswick Harbor, Georgia: Brunswick Harbor Entrance Channel Maintenance Dredging. This is a modification to existing contract W912HN-10-D-0012. The modification amount is an estimated $51,660, which will increase the estimated amount of the Task Order from $4,577,880.00 to $4,629,540, and increase the estimated quantity for CLIN 0009 from 550,000 cubic yards to 575,830 cubic yards. Savannah District Corps of Engineers. W912HN-09-B-0008

Indefinite Delivery Contracts for Environmental Engineering Services for the Chicago Distgrict, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Awarded to the Futurenet Group, Inc. for an estimated $3,750,000 overall contract value, which includes four option periods, line item 1, on February 8, 2010 by the Chicago District, Corps of Engineers. W912P6-10-D-0003 /W912P6-09-R-0008

Repair GE (General Electric) Parts aboard Dredge Jadwin. N. Waller & Associates Consulting Engineers for $26,000, line items 1 through 4, on February 9, 2010 by the Vicksburg District, Corps of Engineers. W912EE-10-P-0034/W912EE-10-T-0017

RECOVERY. Project Number 76126, Mobile Harbor, Alabama, Notice of Intent to Award Task Order for Dredging Inspection Services. Awarded to Coastline Consulting Services for $53,751, line item 1, on February 11, 2010 by the Mobile District, Corps of Engineers. W91278-07-D-0056-0036
/ W91278-07-D-0056-0036

RECOVERY. Project Number 10542, Navigation Improvements, Akutan Alaska. Construction of breakwaters, an entrance channel and mooring basin. Awarded to Knik Construction Co., Inc. for $16,429,500, line items 1 through 20, on February 11, 2010 by the Alaska District, Corps of Engineers. W911KB-10-C-0008 /W911KB-10-R-0001

RECOVERY. Informational Purposes Only Contract No. W911KB-07-D-0016 Task Order 0003, Cordova Dredging, Cordova, Alaska. To Western Marine Construction, Inc. adding to an existing contract and funded by ARRA. The depth is lowered by one foot for advance maintenance. !150 cubic yards of material not suitable for open water placement will be placed in the City of Cordova landfill and 6850 cubic yards placed in the designated open water site. By the Alaska District, Corps of Engineers, notice on February 11, 2010. W911KB-07-D-0016

FY10 Snohomish River Channel Dredging, Everett, Snohomish County, Washington. To General Construction Company for $1,759,300, line items 1 through 3, on December 22, 2009 and February 11, 2010 by the Seattle District, Corps of Engineers. W912DW-10-C-0004/W912DW-10-B-0001

RECOVERY. Project Number 410, Maintenance Dredging on the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers, Georgia, Alabama & Florida. To Resource Management Associates, Inc. $39,981.84, line items 1 through 4, on February 11, 2010 by the Sacrament District, Corps of Engineers. W91238-06-A-0019/ W91238-06-A-0019-0124

RECOVERY. Project Number 410, Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers, Georgia, Alabama & Florida. To Resource Management Associates, Inc. for $84,770.99, line item 1, on February 11, 2010 by the Sacramento District, Corps of Engineers. W91238-06-A-0019-0125/W91238-06-A-0019-0125

RECOVERY. Project Number 8410, Jacksonville Harbor, Florida Construction Dredging (Phase III), 40-Foot Project, Cut-50 Through Lower Terminal Channel, Jacksonville Harbor, Duval County, Florida. To Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company for $1,327,472.16, line item 2AB, on February 12, 2010 by the Jacksonville District, Corps of Engineers. W912EP-09-C-0031-AR82

RECOVERY. Kissimmee River Restoration, C-37 Enlargement and Miscellaneous Features, Osceola and Polk Counties, Florida. To WRS Infrastructure & Environment, Inc. for $15,653,657, ($7,497,400: Recovery Funds; $8,156,257: Non-Recovery Funds), line items 1 through 9, on February 16, 2010 by the Jacksonville District, Corps of Engineers. W912EP-10-C-0022 /W912EP10R0005.

Hopper Doors. Hopper door parts, forgings, castings and associated hardware for use on the Dredge McFarland. To Pittsburgh Foundry & Machine Co. for $305,928, line items 1 through 23, on February 16, 2010 by the Philadelphia District, Corps of Engineers. W912BU-10-P-0088//W912BU-10-T-0012

Overhaul of One 3-Cubic-Yard Round Nose Dredging Bucket. To Bucks County Equipment for $17,998, line item 1, on February 18, 2010 by the Rock Island District, Corps of Engineers. W912EK-10-P-0114/ W912EK-10-T-0021

Trough Sections for the Dredge McFarland, Fort Mifflin Distribution Center. To Bauer Sheet Metal & Fabricating Inc. for $197,200, line items 1 through 5, on February 24, 2010 by the Philadelphia District, Corps of Engineers. W912BU-10-P-0099/ W912BU-10-T-0004

Maintenance Dredging, Military Ocean Terminal at Sunny Point, Brunswick County, North Carolina. To Norfolk Dredging Company for $3,172,660, line items 1 through 5, on February 24, 2010 by the Savannah District, Corps of Engineers. W912HN-10-C-0021/W912HN-10-C-0021

RECOVERY. Project Number 19590, Dredging 530,000 cubic yards for channel maintenance, returning channel to authorized depth at Arkansas and Verdigris Rivers, Oklahoma. Webbers Falls Lock and Dam, Oklahoma. Awarded to T. McDonald Construction, Inc. for $1,552,751.44, line items 1 through 4 and 11through 14, on February 26, 2010 by the Tulsa District, Corps of Engineers. W912BV-10-C-1014/ W912BV-10-R-1010

Lease of Cutterhead Hydraulic Pipeline Dredge for Construction and Maintenance Dredging Within the Vicksburg and Adjacent Districts. To Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel Company for $5,325,902, line items 5AA, 5AB, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, on February 26, 2010 by the Vicksburg District, Corps of Engineers. W912EE-10-C-0008 /W912EE-10-B-0005

RECOVERY: Black River Harbor Dredging, Bessemer Ranger District, Ottawa National Forest, Michigan. To Nelson Construction Company of La Point for $39,935, all line items, on March 5, 2010 by the USDA Forest Service EROC East. AG-4419-C-10-0251 /AG-4419-S-10-0202 HUBZone contract.

RECOVERY. Project Number 109385, Flood Control, Mississippi River and Tributaries, Yazoo Basin, Mississippi, Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, Upper Yazoo Projects, Item 7B, Channel Improvement. To Inland Dredging Company LLC for $10,121,000, line items 1, on March 8, 2010 by the Vicksburg District, Corps of Engineers. W912EE-10-C-0010/W912EE-09-B-0049

Pearce Creek Drilling Ground Water Invest Geo. Env#107572. Drilling services, which include borings and installation of additional monitoring wells at the Pearce Creek Dredged Material Containment Area (DCMA) and surrounding vicinity near the confluence of the Elk River and the Chesapeake Bay in Cecil County, Maryland.
To Boart Longyear Company for $226,220, line item CLIN 1, on March 9, 2010 by the Philadelphia District, Corps of Engineers. W912BU-10-P-0106/ W912BU-10-T-0018

RECOVERY. Project Number 107221, Lease of Truckable Dredge not less than 8 Inch Diameter for Dredging Oxbow Lakes on the Red River and Mississippi Lakes (Arkabutla, Enid, Grenada and Sardis). To Sunset Marine LLC of Delaware for $209,000, line item 3, on March 15, 2010 by the Vicksburg District, Corps of Engineers. W912EE-09-D-0024-P00006/ W912EE-09-C-0024-P00006

INTERNATIONAL
Van Oord to Deepen Norrköping Entrance

Van Oord received a contract to deepen the entrance channel to Norrköping Harbour, Sweden from an existing 12.5 meters to 15 meters. The work will be performed by Van Oord’s subsidiary Wicks.

Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima of the Netherlands christened and launched Van Oord’s dredge Vox Máxima on April 24, 2009 at IHC Dredgers B.V. The dredge was delivered on January 21, 2010 and immediately deployed on the Maasvlakte 2 port expansion project in Rotterdam. The Vox Maxima is a 31,200-cubic-meter trailing suction hopper dredge.

On February 19, Van Oord laid the keel of a large, self-propelled cutter dredge Athena, to have an overall length of 129 meters, beam of 27.8 meters and total installed power of 24,000 kW. The Athena is expected to be operational in October 2011.

Van Oord also lengthened its trailing suction hopper dredge HAM 318, constructed two heavy-duty backhoes, two water-injection vessels, and a number of split hopper scows and sand carriers. A flexible fallpipe vessel, split hoppers and sand carriers are under construction.

On January 30, Jan de Nul launched the cutter dredge Zheng He at the Uljanik Brodogradiliste d.d. Shipyard in Pula, Croatia. The Zheng He is a sister vessel of the Ibn Battuta, launched in August, 2009

Queen Beatrix Launches Boskalis Centennial Dredge
Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands named and launched the new Boskalis trailing suction hopper dredge Willem Van Oranje on February 10. The ship is being built at the IHC Merwede shipyard in Kinderdijk, The Netherlands.
Boskalis is celebrating its centennial in 2010, and this was the main theme of the naming ceremony. To underline the historical significance of the year, the centennial vessel has been named after the founder of the House of Oranje Nassau, William of Orange (Willem van Oranje).

The dredge was designed and is being built by IHC Merwede, in close collaboration with Boskalis. A characteristic feature of the vessel’s design is the twin hopper concept. This concept makes it possible to optimize the load of the ship in relation to the draft, particularly in relatively shallow waters.

Sustainability is also a major focus of the design. The ballast water is cleaned before it is pumped overboard. In anticipation of increasingly stringent environmental standards, space has also been left in the funnel to install equipment for the additional cleaning of exhaust fumes.

Specifications: Willem Van Oranje
Length overal:l 137m (449.5 feet)
Length between perpendiculars: 125m
(app. 410 feet)
Beam: 28 ( app. 92 feet)
Moulded depth: 13.50m (44.3 feet)
Hopper capacity: 12,000m³
(app.14,000 yd3)
Diameter of suction pipes: 1,200mm
(47.24 inches)
Maximum dredging depth: 62m
(app. 203.5 feet)
International draft: 8m (26.25 feet)
Dredging draft: 10m (app. 33 feet)
Speed: 15.40 knots
Accommodation: 24 people

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