Weeks Marine Wins $11.4 Million Wilmington Dredging Contract
Weeks Marine Inc. has won an $11.4 million contract for the Wilmington Harbor Inner Ocean Bar maintenance dredging program in Brunswick County, North Carolina.
Bids for this project were solicited via the Internet with two received, reports the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
The dredging program, set to be accomplished by hydraulic cutter suction dredger, will be performed in Southport, NC, with an estimated completion date of August 31, 2018.
Under the agreement, Weeks will conduct maintenance dredging operations on the Federal navigation channel reaches including Smith Island Channel, Baldhead Shoal Channel Reach 1 and Baldhead Shoal Channel Reach 2.
The estimated quantity of material to be dredged is approximately 1.500.000 cubic yards and the dredged material will be placed on the beach at Oak Island.
The work will include shaping the beach fill and pre and post construction beach surveys.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Wilmington District is the contracting activity.