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Ecuador Reviewing Yilport Contract

The Ecuadorian Ministry of Public Works (MTOP) said in late November it has set a commission to evaluate the concession contract of Turkish port operator Yillport, which operates the Port of Bolivar in the south part of the country. “These contracts are public. Thus, they can be reviewed and questioned… Read More

American Samoa Receives Grant Funding for Waterways Improvements

Under the guidance of the U. S. Assistant Secretary to the Interior, the Office of Insular Affairs’ Capital Improvement Project Program has released more than $9.6 million in grant funding to American Samoa. A portion of those funds will go toward the American Samoa Shipyard Services Authority and to the… Read More

Maintenance Dredging of Tampa and St. Petersburg Harbors Underway

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District awarded $4,662,432 to Orion Marine Construction of Tampa, Florida, for Tampa Harbor and St. Petersburg Harbor maintenance dredging. While the work is being done as part of typical maintenance needs, it has been partially funded with Hurricane Matthew Supplemental Operations and Maintenance… Read More

Coastal Dredging Company To Dredge Tampa Harbor

Coastal Dredging Company of Hammond, Louisiana was awarded a $3.6 million contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District to conduct maintenance dredging in Tampa Harbor. The company will use hydraulic dredge Cledus to removed approximately 200,000 cubic yards of shoaled material from two channels, the Alafia River channel and turning basin… Read More

York Harbor Is Dredged For The First Time in Twenty Years

Dredging of the York Harbor Federal Navigation Project in York, Maine, began in November. Prock Marine of Rockland, Maine was awarded the $1.7 million contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New England District to undertake the project. Work includes the removal of 45,000 yards of material and placement… Read More

Dredged Material From The IWW Going to Bal Harbor Beach

Bakers Haulover, a part of the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) in Florida, will be dredged by Cavache Inc. of Pompano Beach under a $1.6 million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District. The Florida Inland Navigation District is a sponsor of the project. The IWW is a federally authorized channel and requires dredging… Read More

St. Augustine Beach Renourishment Begins

Under the St. John’s County Shore Protection Project, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $9.5 million contract to Marinex Construction for the renourishment of St. Augustine Beach. Construction began December 19 and will last for approximately three months. The shoaling was partially a result of down drift from local beaches so… Read More