USA: Great Lakes Bags Delaware River Deepening Contracts
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (“Great Lakes”), the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of environmental and remediation services, announced the receipt of two dredging contracts with a combined value of $39.6 million to deepen the main channel of the Delaware River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Great Lakes will use a combination of hopper and clamshell vessels to dredge over one million cubic yards to deepen a section of the river from 40 feet to 45 feet.
Great Lakes deepened a different section of the Delaware River two years ago and is looking forward to continuing its efforts to deepen the river’s navigation channel.
Dredging is expected to begin this summer.
Press Release, July 3, 2014