Great Lakes Dredge & Dock announces $164 million in new work

(OAK BROOK, Ill.) — Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp. has announced the receipt of a several major dredging awards totaling $164 million.

The awarded work includes:

• Long Beach project (coastal protection, New York, $54.4 million);
• Myrtle Beach project (coastal protection, South Carolina, $34.8 million);
• Nags Head Beach project (coastal protection, North Carolina, $34.7 million);
• Chesapeake Beach project (coastal protection, Maryland, $4.8 million);
• Corpus Christi La Quinta Channel widening project (capital, Texas, $21 million) and
• Delaware River deepening variation order (capital, Delaware, $14.3 million).

The scope of work for the four coastal protection projects includes nourishment of beachfronts with sand excavated from offshore borrow which is then used to rebuild dunes and restore the shorelines eroded by winter storms. The company expects these projects will be executed in the period June 2018 through May 2019 and will be performed with minimal disruption to the local communities with a view to increasing the resilience of the coastal environments to challenges from rising sea levels.

The two shipping access channel widening and deepening projects are part of the ongoing effort to make United States ports capable of receiving the larger vessels now coming through the expanded Panama Canal and supporting our nation’s growing energy exports. The corresponding increases in imports and exports through the ports have major economic benefits and employment opportunities for the coastal cities and states from the increase in trade volumes.

By Professional Mariner Staff