Bethany Dredging Project Set for May

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Ann Cameron Siegal

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, recently awarded a $19.2 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD) to dredge 1.2 million cubic yards of sand that will be used to fortify the beaches and dune system in Bethany, South Bethany and Fenwick Island.

According to the latest project update, the preliminary works, or ‘mobilization’, for the sand pumping operations will begin in mid-April.

Beach replenishment work will not begin until mid-May.

USACE said in its latest announcement that this very important coastal protection scheme will be conducted as follows:

The hopper dredgers Dodge Island and Padre Island, owned and operated by GLDD, will be used to complete work. The dredgers will work in tandem from a pipe landing (typically in the middle of a community and then first work north or south and then flip and work in the other direction).

Work involves dredging sand from approved offshore borrow areas.

The sand is pumped through a series of pipes onto the beaches. The sand is then graded into a dune and berm template designed to reduce potential storm damages to infrastructure, businesses and homes.

 

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Dec 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

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

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply