USA: Army Corps Announces Baltimore Harbor Dredging Plan
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced a plan for the Baltimore Harbor maintenance dredging program.
The project will consist of maintenance dredging of approximately 500,000 cubic yards of material from various Federal channels in Baltimore Harbor.
It is anticipated that the work would be performed in the fall-winter of 2013-2014.
The channels vary in depth from 35 to 50 feet, and in width from 600 feet to 1,870 feet. The material will be dredged by clamshell and scow and be placed in the Cox Creek Dredged Material Containment Facility, Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
The equipment required for this work commonly consists of two 39 plus cubic yard clamshell dredges, one 24-30 inch hydraulic unloader, six to eight large tugs, six to eight 2,500 – 5,000 cubic yard material scows, and appropriate attendant plant and pipeline.
This work will be accomplished in a heavy commercial waterway supporting the Port of Baltimore.
Source: fbo.gov, March 20, 2013