The Jacksonville District also announced a $10.4 million contract award to Southern Dredging Company on April 8.
This project consists of maintenance dredging of shoal material at two different locations; Kings Bay U.S. Navy Submarine Base – Inner Channel and the Marine Corps Terminal on Blount Island. The distance between the two areas is about 28 miles while the waterway distance is about 45 nautical miles.
The required work which is divided into the base and seven options incorporates two feet of allowable over-depth for the base and six dredging options. The placement of dredged material will be designated disposal areas at Crab Island. Incidental work includes bird monitoring endangered species monitoring turbidity monitoring and standby time.
The contract is scheduled to be completed by December.