USA: Cashman Begins Hudson River Dredging

Cashman Begins Hudson River Dredging

During this month, Cashman Dredging began the fourth dredging season of the Hudson River Dredging Project for General Electric.

The 2013 season follows dredging that took place during 2009, 2011, and 2012. About 50% of the project was completed after the first three seasons, and over 1.3 million cubic yards of sediment have been dredged, processed, and transported thus far.

Dredging activities will take place 24 hours a day, six days a week for a six month period. The project continues to be one of the most complex and largest environment dredging projects in US history due to its large size and scope. Workers must face daily challenges including coordinating as many as 80 simultaneously working pieces of dredging equipment in a high boat traffic area.

Cashman Dredging was selected by GE to perform the fourth season of dredging after successfully completing the first three seasons. Cashman and GE’s main objective is to complete each season as efficiently and safely as possible while meeting all of the EPA’s time constraints and goals.

This year’s dredging will take place between on the area of the Hudson River between Fort Edward and Northumberland, NY. Barges will be loaded with dredged material and transported to a processing facility located past Lock 7 of the New York State Champlain Canal. Once there, sediment will be processed, dewatered, and transported via train for final disposal.


Press Release, April 30, 2013