Savannah Harbor Expansion Project: GLDD Raises the Bar

Photo Credits: AeroPhoto, GLDD, USACE-Savannah District

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD) last week received formal acceptance of its Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) dredging operations which removed over 12 million cubic yards of soil during the deepening of the 20 mile long offshore entrance channel of the Port of Savannah.

Under the USACE Savannah District’s contract, GLDD completed the project ahead of schedule and below budget.

Environmental restrictions related to sea turtles and sturgeon populations in the shipping channel limited hopper dredging work to between December 15 and March 31 each winter season.

This required multiple vessels working simultaneously to execute the $134 million project.

The SHEP project also includes deepening of the remaining 22 miles of channel in the harbor from near Jones Island to the Garden City port. Jones Island is between Fort Pulaski and Tybee Island.

In recognition of reaching the midpoint of the overall SHEP with completion of the offshore channel, officials with the U.S. Corps of Engineers, Georgia Ports Authority and Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company LLC, traveled to the Padre Island, the hopper dredge that performed the final section of dredging.

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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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