On March 2, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation announced the receipt of several major dredging awards totaling $71.6 million.
The awarded work includes:
- Caminada Headland Back Barrier Marsh Creation Project (Coastal Protection, Louisiana, $30.1 million). The Caminada Headland Back Barrier Marsh Creation Project entails dredging suitable marsh fill material from designated offshore borrow areas to create an eight-mile long stretch of marsh. This project will help reinforce Louisiana’s barrier islands and prevent coastal erosion. Work is expected to commence in the second quarter of 2020.
- York Spit Project (Maintenance, Virginia, $17.6 million). The York Spit Project involves maintenance dredging to remove material from the York Spit Channel, an approach channel for the Port of Baltimore in the Virginia waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Work on this project will begin in the spring of 2020.
- West of Shinnecock Inlet (WOSI) Dune Road Project (Maintenance, New York, $10.7 million). The West of Shinnecock Inlet (WOSI) Dune Road Project involves emergency shoreline restoration work to replenish sand along the oceanfront that will repair the barrier island breech into Shinnecock Bay, which occurred after several storms in the fall of 2019. Work on this project is expected to be complete by the end of March 2020.
- South Atlantic Region Harbor Dredging Project (Maintenance, Georgia and North Carolina, $8.3 million). The South Atlantic Region Harbor Dredging Project involves annual maintenance dredging work on Brunswick, Savannah, Wilmington and Morehead City Harbors. Great Lakes was previously awarded $13.9 million for this project in 2019 to complete work in Brunswick, Savannah and Wilmington Harbors. This modification is the award of the Morehead City work.
- Mouth of the Colorado Maintenance Project (Maintenance, Texas, $4.9 million).The project involves maintenance dredging to remove material from the entrance channel with beneficial use onto a designated beach area. This project also includes dredging to remove material from the Intracoastal Waterway channels. Work will begin in the second half of 2020.
David Simonelli, president of Dredging said, “Great Lakes is pleased to announce these important, coastal protection, maintenance and restoration dredging awards. These projects are aligned with our strategy to support the overall improvement and resiliency of our country’s environment, coastlines and infrastructure.”