The preparations are progressing according to schedule for the Phipps Ocean Park Beach Nourishment Project in Palm Beach, Florida.
For this beachfill scheme, the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company will mobilize its dredge Alaska, tugs Lady Theo, Mary Virginia, Miss Emily, Freestate, Crew Vessel Shirley Mae and survey vessel Cooper River.
The first phase of the operations consists of mobilization activities, including submerged pipeline assembly, just outside of the south and east sides of the Port of Palm Beach Turning Basin.
During assembly, pipe strings will be floating on the water’s surface in sections of approx. 1,500ft.
Pipe will be towed in sections of 1,500ft to a borrow area approximately 9 miles south of Lake Worth Inlet. The pipe will be submerged from the beach to the borrow area.
Dredging in the borrow area is expected to begin in December 2015 and the completion date is scheduled for March 2016.