Orion Marine Wins Tampa Harbor Dredging Contract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, yesterday awarded a $4.66 million contract to Orion Marine Construction for the maintenance dredging of Tampa Harbor, Hillsborough Bay, FL.

According to the FedBizOpps, the project consists of the ‘base work’ with segments of maintenance dredging of shoal material from Tampa Harbor Upper Channels.

Channel segments include; Upper and Lower Sparkman, Port Sutton Channel, Port Sutton Terminal Channel, Port Sutton Turning Basin, East Bay Channel, East Bay Extensions 1 and 2. The project depth will range from 34 to 43 feet plus 2 feet of allowable overdepth.

The four options include maintenance dredging of the Tampa Harbor Ybor Channel, St. Pete Turning Basin, and St. Pete Entrance Channel 1 and 2.

All material excavated during the works will be placed in the designated area of the Dredge Material Placement Facility 3D (DMPF-3D), which is located approximately 7.0 nautical miles south from the dredging locations in Tampa Harbor and approximately 12.0 nautical miles from St. Petersburg Harbor.

With respect to the base, the total quantity to be dredged is approximately 150,000 cubic yards, while the total quantity to be dredged for all four options is approximately 125,000 cubic yards of material.

Work also includes environmental species observers, turbidity monitoring, bird monitoring, sea turtle trawl sweeping and relocation, mobilization and operation and maintenance of DMPF 3-D.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

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.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

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

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