Surfside Beach Renourishment Project About to Begin

Image source: Town of Surfside Beach

The preparation activities for the Surfside Beach renourishment project are well underway. 

The contractor, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD), has been staging more and more equipment and pipes at the Garden City laydown area over the last couple of days, the Town of Surfside Beach, SC, said in its latest release.

GLDD expects to move some of the equipment, pipes, and other support apparatus to the landing site at 6th North today. The nearshore booster pump is in place, and quite visible from shore.

The second booster pump, as well as the hopper dredger, are not in the area yet, and should arrive on Sunday. There will not be a lot of lost time, as they expect to hook right up and begin pumping once the dredge is in place, the town said.

Project overview

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, recently awarded a $26.3 million contract for the Myrtle Beach Storm Damage Reduction Project to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, LLC, which will place approximately 1.2 million cubic yards of material on North Myrtle Beach and Garden City and Surfside Beaches.

This project is funded through federal emergency beach rehabilitation funding from Hurricane Matthew, along with cost-shared construction funding appropriated through Congress.

The contractor will work 24 hours a day, seven days a week during construction, usually completing up to 500 feet per day, barring mechanical or weather/sea condition delays.

Image source: Town of Surfside Beach

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

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To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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