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GLDD nabs several major dredging contracts

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) has announced the receipt of several major dredging awards totaling $261.3 million.

The awarded work includes:

  • Corpus Christi Upper Bay Reach Channel Improvement Project (Capital, Texas, $139 million);
  • Fire Island Inlet to Montauk Point Phase 1 Beach Project (Coastal Protection, New York, $47.5 million);
  • Thimble Shoal East Deepening Project (Capital, Virginia, $38.4 million);
  • Mississippi River, Baton Rouge to Gulf of Mexico, Southwest Pass Hopper Dredge Rental Project (Maintenance, Louisiana, $24.3 million);
  • Cape May Inlet Beach Renourishment Project (Coastal Protection, New Jersey, $12.1 million);

Commenting the latest news, David Simonelli, Chief Operating Officer, said: “Great Lakes is pleased to add these projects to our backlog of deepening, coastal protection, and maintenance dredging projects that will contribute to our 2021 performance and position us well for 2022.”

“Great Lakes fourth quarter start of the Corpus Christi Upper Bay Project Phase 3 restarts the Port and Corps channel deepening efforts after completion of Phase 1. These projects support the overall improvement and resiliency of our country’s environment, coastlines and infrastructure.”

The Corpus Christi Upper Bay Reach Channel Improvement Project is to complete the third phase of the four phase Corpus Christi deepening project. 

The Fire Island Inlet to Montauk Point Beach Project entails the dredging of the Fire Island Inlet and beneficial use of dredge material for sand placement at Gilgo Beach and Robert Moses State Park. 

The Thimble Shoal East Deepening Project involves dredging of the Thimble Shoal Federal Navigation Channel with some beneficial use of dredged material for beach nourishment at the Ocean View beach area of Norfolk, Virginia and Ocean Park area of Virginia Beach.

The Mississippi River, Baton Rouge to Gulf of Mexico, Southwest Pass Hopper Dredge Rental Project, awarded in the second quarter, consists of furnishing a fully crewed and equipped self-propelled trailing suction hopper dredge to perform maintenance work in the Mississippi River Southwest Pass and Calcasieu River. 

The Cape May Inlet Beach Renourishment Project entails the placement of sand from a designated borrow area onto two beach locations at the Cape May Inlet.