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GLDD Completes Delaware Storm Reduction Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District completed dredging for the Bethany/South Bethany and Fenwick Island Coastal Storm Damage Reduction projects in Delaware on August 9. The Corps awarded the $19.2 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD) to pump 659,000 cubic yards of sand onto… Read More

Dredging for Particle Tracing Study in South Padre Island Wraps Up

Dredging of the Brownsville Ship Channel was completed in July as part of the Nearshore Berm Nourishment Project and Particle Tracing Study in South Padre Island in Texas. This multi-year project is being done through a partnership of the City of South Padre Island, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Texas… Read More

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Announces Dredging Contract Awards

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation announced the receipt of a several dredging awards totaling $164 million. The awarded work includes: the Long Beach project in New York (Coastal Protection, $54.4 million); the Myrtle Beach project in South Carolina (Coastal Protection,  $34.8 million); the Nags Head Beach project in North Carolina (Coastal Protection,  $34.7 million); the Chesapeake Beach project… Read More

PA Legislators Support Dredging for Presque Isle and More

On April 23, U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R–PA) submitted a joint bipartisan letter to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R. D. James, requesting that beach nourishment for Presque Isle State Park remain a high-priority project for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ 2019 budget and 2018… Read More

OMB Underfunds Civil Works; U.S. Waterways at Risk

|!|We are beginning to hear and feel the first effects of the Administration's recently released FY2005 budget request for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers|!| said Worth Hager president of the National Waterways Conference Inc. on February 10. |!|The slowdown in the Corps' civil works program has already begun and termination letters for some on-going projects have been sent. Communities and stakeholders all over thecountry are crying foul|!| she said. Hager was commenting on the shortfall in the budget for water resources projects which the Corps had scheduled for fiscal year 2005. Read More

Madison Dearborn Acquires GLD&D

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation announced on November 12 that it had signed a definitive agreement along with its majority owner Vectura Holding Company LLC a portfolio company of Citigroup Venture Capital Ltd. to sell the company to an affiliate of Chicago-based private equity investment firm Madison Dearborn Partners LLC for $340 million in cash. Read More