GLDD Wins Duval County Shore Protection Contract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, awarded a $13.5 million Duval County Shore Protection construction contract on June 28 to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC of Oak Brook, Illinois. 

The construction will place 650,000 cubic yards of sand on about seven miles of eroded beaches, including Jacksonville, Neptune and a portion of Atlantic Beach.

The project’s completion is set for fall 2016.

The goal of engineered shore projects is to reduce risk and promote coastal resilience. Shore projects help to reduce the damages – economic, environmental, infrastructure, human health and safety – of tropical storms and hurricanes.

Thousands of residents and businesses in Duval County benefit from this shore project because storm events erode the beach rather than destroying coastal infrastructure.

Along with providing economic stability and opportunities, beach nourishment projects also have inherent benefits in restoring critical habitat for shorebird and marine turtle nesting.

This renourishment is funded in partnership with the City of Jacksonville, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and Duval County; funded 38.4 percent locally and 61.6 percent federally.

This year’s renourishment will widen the beach berm by between 20 and 60 feet in width, and raise the elevation of the intertidal beach by about 3 to 5 feet. The amount of increased beach width and height will vary along the shoreline. The contractor will excavate sand from four offshore borrow areas located in federal waters.

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Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

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