On June 14 2010 Great Lakes’ cutter suction dredge the California began pumping sand at the Chandeleur Islands for delivery to berm construction locations.
On June 15 2010 prime contractor Shaw requested Great Lakes to mobilize its cutter suctions dredges Texas and Alaska its hopper dredge Liberty Island and other ancillary equipment to work on the creation of these berms. Additionally Great Lakes has submitted proposals to Shaw for an additional three dredges and ancillary support equipment to be used in the berm construction project.
Should Great Lakes proposals be accepted the total scope of work contracted to Great Lakes could range from four to seven dredges and other ancillary equipment. BP has committed $360 million to the State of Louisiana for this project.