GLDD Kicks Off Cape Henry Channel Dredging Work

Crews under contract of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, yesterday began work to dredge approximately 2.5 million cubic yards of material from the Cape Henry Channel at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay where shipping vessels enter the Bay en route to the Port of Baltimore.

The project is part of the regular maintenance of the multiple channels from the mouth of the Bay to Baltimore that require periodic dredging to ensure continued safe navigation for vessels going in and out of the Port of Baltimore.

The work is being done through a $14.5 million contract that was awarded to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock (GLDD) of Oak Brook, Illinois.

Crews will be dredging Cape Henry Channel to a depth of 51 feet plus one foot of overdepth.

“Maintaining the shipping channels associated with Baltimore Harbor is extremely important economically to not only the City of Baltimore but also the State of Maryland and neighboring states throughout the region including Virginia,” said Baltimore District Commander Col. Ed Chamberlayne, who, in that position, also formally serves as the Supervisor of the Harbor for Baltimore Harbor.

That is why we remain committed to continuing to work closely with our partners in the Maryland Port Administration to maintain the depths of these vital channels.”

The approximately 2.5 million cubic yards of material consists primarily of mud, silt, sand, shell, and mixtures thereof and is being placed at the nearby Dam Neck Ocean Dredge Material Disposal Site.

The dredging of Cape Henry Channel is expected to be completed by the fall.

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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.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee:

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