GLDD wins Atchafalaya River dredging contract

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. LLC, Houston, Texas, has won a $20.6 million firm-fixed-price contract for the Atchafalaya River basin maintenance dredging program.

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Bids were solicited via the internet with two received, reports the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

Work will be performed in Morgan City, Louisiana, with an estimated completion date of February 15, 2024.

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

Ensuring commercial shipping continues unrestricted in southeast Louisiana and USACE contracts dredges to keep navigation “lanes” open.

The challenge is in keeping the river’s navigable depth and width at authorized dimensions, a yearly focus for the Corps. 

The authorized dimension for the navigation project is 20ft deep and a bottom width of 400ft.