USACE Awards Tampa Harbor Maintenance Dredging Contract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, announces the Tampa Harbor Maintenance Dredging contract award of $3.6 million to Coastal Dredging Company, Inc., of Hammond, Louisiana.

The Corps awarded the contract September 22 and they anticipate that the construction will start in November and finish within six months.

The work consists of maintenance dredging shoal material from two channels to return them to their authorized depths. It includes dredging the Alafia River channel and turning basin to 32 feet, and the Manatee Harbor entrance channel and turning basin to 40 feet.

“Managing sediment on a regional scale results in significant cost savings and environmental benefits, so we combined the two authorized projects,” Project Manager, Brandon Burch, said.

The accumulation of sediment, commonly called shoaling, restricts navigation by reducing both channel width and depth. Minimum depths recorded from the channels are less than the authorized depths and are causing navigation restrictions for commercial vessels. Periodic dredging maintains the channels at their federally authorized depths for navigation purposes, said USACE.

The maintenance will remove roughly 200,000 cubic yards of material in total.

Coastal Dredging Company will place all material from the Alafia River dredging in a permitted disposal area located in Tampa Bay. They plan to dredge material from Manatee Harbor and place it in a designated upland disposal area. Contract work also includes turbidity monitoring, endangered species monitoring, and more.


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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews ( 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.

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