September 14, 2021
Great Lakes dredger and wharf Corp. said on Monday it had received several major dredging awards totaling $ 261.3 million.
The work rewarded includes:
- Corpus Christi Upper Bay Reach Canal Improvement Project (capital, Texas, $ 139 million)
- Fire Island Inlet Phase 1 Beach Project at Montauk Point (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 Renovation Project (Coastal Protection, New Jersey, $ 12.1 million)
The Corpus Christi Upper Bay Reach Canal Improvement Project is scheduled to complete the third phase of the Corpus Christi four-phase deepening project. Great Lakes completed the first phase of channel deepening in March 2020. Work on this phase involves increasing the depth of the channel in the upper part of the bay from 47 ‘to 54’ and widening the channel to 530 ‘ with an additional 400 ‘of barge tracks. . This project will allow larger vessels and more efficient access to the Port of Corpus Christi, including two-way traffic during periods of high traffic. The award includes the base award of $ 139 million with open options remaining to be granted of $ 12.9 million, bringing the project total to $ 151.9 million. The client for this project is the Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District. This project is funded by the federal government and the Port of Corpus Christi. Work is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2021 and be completed in the first quarter of 2023.
The Fire Island Inlet project at Montauk Point Beach involves the dredging of Fire Island Inlet and the beneficial use of dredged material for sand placement at Gilgo Beach and Robert Moses State Park. The sand placement will improve protection of the shoreline from damaging storms and the dredging will benefit inlet navigation for the Coast Guard and the public. Open options of $ 6.2 million to feed Tobay Beach have yet to be awarded. The client for this project is the Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, and the majority is funded by the federal government. Work is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2021 and be completed in the first quarter of 2022.
The Thimble Shoal East Deepening Project involves the dredging of portions of the Thimble Shoal Federal Shipping Canal with beneficial use of the dredged material to feed the beaches in the Ocean View Beach area of Norfolk, Virginia, and in the Ocean Park area of Virginia Beach. The client for this project is the Virginia Port Authority and is funded by the State of Virginia, the City of Norfolk and the City of Virginia Beach. Work is expected to begin in spring 2022 and end in August 2022.
Southwestern Mississippi River, Baton Rouge, Gulf of Mexico Hopper Dredge Rental Project Second Quarter Awarded To Provide A Fully Equipped Self-Propelled Suction Dredger To Perform Maintenance In The South Pass -West of Mississippi River and Calcasieu River. This is a basic contract with $ 14 million in open options. The client for this project is the Army Corps of Engineers, District of New Orleans, and is funded by the federal government. Work is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2021 and be completed in the first quarter of 2022.
The Cape May Inlet Beach Restoration Project includes the placement of sand from a designated borrow area at two beach locations in Cape May Inlet. The client for this project is the Army Corps of Engineers, District of Philadelphia, and is funded by the federal government. Work is expected to start in the third quarter of 2021 and is expected to be completed before the end of the year.
David Simonelli, COO, said in a statement: “Great Lakes is pleased to add these projects to our backlog of Deepening, Coastal Protection and Maintenance Dredging projects that will contribute to our performance. in 2021 and will position us well for 2022. These projects support the overall improvement and resilience of our country’s environment, coasts and infrastructure.