Curtin wins Redwood dredging contract

Curtin Maritime, from Long Beach, California, has won a $7.9m firm-fixed-price contract for a maintenance dredging project, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) said in its latest announcement.

Work will be performed in Redwood City, California, with an estimated completion date of October 31, 2021.

Bids were solicited via the internet with four received, said DoD.

The contract includes maintenance dredging of the Redwood City Channel to -30-ft (MLLVV) plus 2 feet of paid overdepth and transporting of the dredged material to the Government-furnished site SF-11 and to the Contractor furnished beneficial use upland site.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, is the contracting activity.

Dredging is a routine necessity to keep these waterways open because otherwise sand and silt that is washed downstream gradually fills the channel.