The Dutra Group, based in San Rafael, California, has been awarded a contract for the maintenance dredging of the Oakland’s inner and outer harbors.
The contract, worth approximately $14.4 million, will be completed in late January 2016.
Dredging to keep navigational channels clear is an annual task at the Port of Oakland and is essential for bringing big ships into the port.
According to the port, some 400,000 cubic yards of San Francisco Bay mud have been removed during the last dredging project. The work cleaned up a 50-foot-deep channel leading massive container ships into 50-foot-deep berths at the port.