Fire Island Inlet Dredging Contract for GLDD

Image source: GLDD

Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD), a dredging contractor from Oak Brook, Illinois, has won a $26.2 million contract for maintenance dredging of Fire Island Inlet and Shores Westerly to Jones Inlet.

Bids were solicited via the internet with three received, reports the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

“Work will be performed in Copiague, New York, with an estimated completion date of April 10, 2019,” according to an official statement from DoD.

The proposed maintenance dredging and beach nourishment work will involve dredging and placement of approximately 2,100,000 cubic yards of sand at Gilgo Beach, NY.

The project is scheduled to be dredged to a depth of 14 feet plus 2 feet allowable over-depth or deeper based on the availability of material.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, is the contracting activity.

Protecting the critical erosion area

Fire Island Inlet and Shores Westerly to Jones Inlet project is a multi-purpose project that provides navigation and shore protection benefits through the periodic maintenance dredging of Fire Island Inlet with placement of dredged sand along the shoreline several miles west ohf the inlet at the designated barrier island’s critical erosion area.

Although it does not have any commercial navigation transiting this asset, the inlet is the homeport to USCG station Fire Island, has a fleet of 35 commercial charter boats, and state park marina.

 

 

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Nov 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 31 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 1 2

22nd World Dredging Congress & Exposition (WODCON XXII)

The event is being organized by the World Organization of Dredging Associations (WODA), China Dredging Association (CHIDA) and Eastern…

read more >

DREDGING FOR SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE

The two-day-long programme offers six highly interactive sessions with contributions from internationally…

read more >

2nd Island and Marine Development Middle East Conference

Join companies including Meraas Holding; Aldar Properties…

read more >

Second Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress

The Congress is organized by the leading maritime industry media group PortNews…

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

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

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