Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp., the largest provider of dredging services in the U.S., announced the receipt of several dredging awards totaling $51.1 million.
The awarded work includes the following:
- CPRA Cameron Meadows Marsh Creation Project (Coastal Protection, Louisiana, $28.6 million),
- Oak Island Beach Project (Coastal Protection, North Carolina, $15.4 million),
- New York and New Jersey Harbor, Port Jersey Channel Maintenance Dredging Federal Navigation Project (Maintenance, New Jersey, $4.2 million),
- Jacksonville Harbor Maintenance Dredging Project (Maintenance, Florida, $2.9 million)
The CPRA Cameron Meadows Marsh Creation Project involves the creation of a new marsh area in Cameron Meadows, La., using material dredged from a borrow source offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Work on this project will begin in the fourth quarter of 2020.
The Oak Island Beach Project entails placement of beach fill material, excavated from the designated Jay Bird Shoals borrow area, along approximately three and a half miles of beach for the Town of Oak Island, N.C. This project also includes dune grass planting on areas of restore berms. Work will begin in the fourth quarter of 2020.
The New York and New Jersey Harbor, Port Jersey Channel Maintenance Dredging Federal Navigation Project involves maintenance dredging of shoaled material with offshore disposal at the Historic Area Remediation Site (HARS), which is approximately five miles east of Sandy Hook, New Jersey. Mechanical dredging work will begin on this project in July 2020.
The Jacksonville Harbor Maintenance Dredging Project consists of channel maintenance dredging in various locations within the Lower Terminal Channel of Jacksonville Harbor. Work on this project will be completed in September 2020.
“Great Lakes is pleased to announce these important, coastal protection and maintenance dredging awards,” Lasse Petterson, president and CEO at Great Lakes said in a statement announcing the awards. “Dredging has been deemed as an essential service during this unprecedented pandemic, which allows us to continue to work on projects that support the overall improvement and resiliency of our country’s environment, coastlines and infrastructure.”