GLDD wins Boston Harbor dredging contract

Great Lakes Dredge and Dock (GLDD) has won a $61.8 million firm-fixed-price contract for rock blasting, removal and dredging in Boston Harbor.

Bids were solicited via the internet with four received, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) said in its latest announcement. 

According to DoD, work will be performed in Boston, Massachusetts, with an estimated completion date of November 8, 2022.  

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

Boston Harbor is New England’s largest port serving as the principal distribution point for the export and import of commerce for Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. 

The harbor consists of entrance channels extending approximately three miles from Massachusetts Bay to President Roads, the main ship channel connecting the Roads to the inner harbor, anchorage areas in the Roads and lower inner harbor, and three principal deep-draft industrial tributaries in the Reserved Channel, Mystic River and Chelsea River.

The main goal of these works is providing navigational improvements to the Boston Harbor Navigation Project that will allow larger tankers for both dry bulk and petroleum to access the various terminals and reduce transportation costs

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