GLDD to Begin Kings Bay Entrance Channel Dredging Work

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, will begin operations and maintenance dredging of the Kings Bay Entrance Channel and sections of the inner channel this month.

USACE awarded a $15.5 million contract in September to the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC, to execute the project.

According to the Corps, Great Lakes plans to begin equipment mobilization during the second week of December, which will include staging of piping on the beaches. Dredging operations will commence early January 2020.

This project is vital for ensuring mission critical navigation for Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, the East coast home to the Ohio Class submarines,” said Project Manager Beau Corbett.

The project will include the beneficial placement of an estimated 300,000 cubic yards of beach compatible sand on northern portions of Fernandina Beach.

The Corps estimates the contractor will also disperse some 900,000 cubic yards of non-beach compatible sand in both an approved near-shore disposal area and an offshore disposal site.

The planned beach fill area will extend from the Fort Clinch Area Boundary (1700 North Fletcher) to Main Beach. The Dolphin Avenue parking lot will serve as a staging area, with safety fencing provided as required, throughout the period of operations.

The contract calls for hopper dredging operations to be completed by March 31, 2020, and the entire project, including equipment demobilization and any site restoration work that may be necessary, by April 19, 2020.

 

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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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