Great Lakes Dredge Announces Several New Contracts

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Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) has announced the receipt of $91 million for coastal protection, emergency repair and maintenance dredging works.

David Simonelli, President of Dredging commented, “We are pleased to announce these important coastal protection, emergency repair and maintenance dredging awards for our Company which complement the current portfolio of large port deepening projects.

The scope of work for the coastal protection projects includes nourishment of beachfronts with sand excavated from off-shore borrow which is then used to rebuild dunes and restore the shorelines eroded by winter storms.

The projects will be executed in the second half of 2019 and into 2020 and will be performed by hopper dredges with a minimal disruption to the local communities.

The awarded work includes:

  • the Virginia Beach project (Coastal Protection, Virginia, $22.6 million);
  • the Sandbridge project (Coastal Protection, Virginia, $20.3 million);
  • Galveston Ship Channel (Maintenance, Texas, $21.2 million);
  • Freeport LNG Basin (Maintenance, Texas, $4.6 million);
  • San Jacinto Variation Order (Rivers and Lakes, Texas, $17.1 million); and
  • Missouri River 2019 Floods, Emergency Levee Repair (Rivers & Lakes, Nebraska, $4.7 million).

The Galveston Ship Channel project is a contract to restore the Galveston Ship Channel in Texas to its authorized navigable depth. Some of the dredged material will be pumped on Galveston beaches as beneficial use. Work on this project will be completed by the end of this year.

Within the Freeport LNG Terminal basin, GLDD will perform maintenance dredging to make way for the commissioning of Freeport LNG Terminal’s first cargo.

The San Jacinto Variation Order is an extension to the project Great Lakes performed in the first half of this year. The San Jacinto project was the first major Houston-area flood-control project after Hurricane Harvey and is continuing the work of reducing the flood risk and restoring a 2 mile-long stretch of the San Jacinto River to its pre-Harvey state. This project will be executed in the second half of 2019.

For the Missouri River 2019 Floods Emergency Levee Repair project, GLDD is a subcontractor to Western Contracting, using the Cutter Suction Dredge Iowa. The goal is to stop the flow of water through the breached levees so repairs can be made to areas behind the damaged levee. This work will be executed this summer.


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The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

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