Cottrell bags Kings Bay Submarine Base dredging contract

Cottrell Contracting Corp., Chesapeake, Virginia, recently won a $9.42 million contract for maintenance dredging of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Camden County, Georgia.

According to the Army Corps, Kings Bay Submarine Base project consists of maintenance dredging within the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay including the main channel to varying depths, upper turning basin, Site Six, Magnetic Silencing Facility, Explosive Handling Basin, Explosive Handling Wharves, Medium Auxiliary Repair Dock, Refit Wharves and the Drydock Caisson Gate and Sill.

This project connects to the Kings Bay Entrance Channel maintenance dredging project.

Kings Bay Submarine Base is dredged annually and is funded with 100% Navy funding. Cutter-suction dredges are utilized to complete the work.

The FY21 contract will be performed in Kings Bay, Georgia, with an estimated completion date of April 25, 2022.

All dredged material will be placed in one of four Dredge Material Management Areas (DMMA): Crab Island, Mainside, D/A-1 or D/A-2.

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