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  • 3 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The president’s budget for fiscal 2017 includes roughly $123.8 million in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District. Along with an updated total of $128.1 million included in the recently released USACE work plan for fiscal 2016, this funding allows Philadelphia District to continue to […]

  • 2 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District ushered in a new era of leadership as Lt. Col. Michael A. Bliss assumed command from Lt. Col. John C. Becking during a July 1 ceremony in the Wanamaker Building’s Crystal Tea Room. Bliss is the 58th commander in the District’s history. North Atlantic Division Commander Brig. […]

  • 25 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General and the Chief of Engineers, toured the Philadelphia District and met with leadership, staff, student interns, and the crew of the Dredge McFarland during an April 23 visit. Bostick discussed challenges and opportunities in a town hall meeting at the District Headquarters in […]

  • 1 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    Carla Quinn, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, National Hurricane Program (NHP) lead, has provided updates on the program to attendees at the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Hurricanes Annual Meeting at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on February 28, 2018. NHP is administered by FEMA in partnership with the NOAA […]

  • 29 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, and the Philadelphia Water Department celebrated the completion of a first-of-its-kind ecosystem restoration project during an April 25 ribbon cutting and site tour event at Morris Park in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia. The event was attended by Congressman Bob Brady, Army Corps leadership and staff, city […]

  • 24 March 2014
    Equipment, Technology

    The cutterhead of the Dredge Essex is raised after dredging operations in front of the Mercer County, NJ Power Plant in November of 2013. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District and its contractor Norfolk Dredging Company completed maintenance dredging on the Delaware River between Philadelphia and Trenton in December of 2013. [mappress] Dredging […]

  • 19 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    With 2,519,967 metric tons of cargo handled during the first six months of 2013 compared to the 2,217,803 metric tons of cargo handled during the same period of 2012, the facilities of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority experienced a 13.62 percent gain in cargoes handled. If current cargo trends continue throughout the remainder of the […]

  • 22 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Charles G. Kopp, Esq., Chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, issued an update on recent progress at the Port of Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) is an independent agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania charged with the management, maintenance, marketing, and promotion of publicly-owned port facilities along the Delaware River in Philadelphia, […]

  • 15 February 2012

    President Obama’s new budget, to be submitted to Congress Monday, includes $31 million for continued deepening of the Delaware River navigation channel, two members of Congress said Sunday night. Supporters say deepening the 102-mile channel by five feet will allow bigger ships – and greater commerce – between Philadelphia and Camden and the Atlantic Ocean. […]

  • 24 February 2021
    Technology

    NCCOS scientists have released the results of a three-year monitoring effort designed to evaluate the success of recent restoration efforts involving the use of dredged sediments to create intertidal habitat at Mordecai Island, New Jersey. The report documents implications of the restoration activity on the long term resilience of Mordecai Island, and provides insight into […]

  • 28 January 2021
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District’s Commander LTC David Park recently joined the Safety and Operations teams on a visit to the ongoing Philly to Trenton maintenance dredging project. USACE contractor, Resilient Seas, is working to dredge portions of the federal channel. The program consists of maintenance dredging of approximately 400,000 cubic yards […]

  • 22 January 2021
    Infrastructure

    On or about January 25, Barnegat Bay Dredging Company will begin dredging the federal channel of the waterway between markers 419 and 421 in the vicinity of Nummy Island, NJ, USACE reports. The Dredge Fullerton will conduct the dredging and pump the sediment to Great Flats to adaptively manage habitat created for nesting birds. This […]

  • 10 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Repairs are continuing at the Hereford Inlet (Anglesea) seawall in North Wildwood, NJ, reports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District. “Our contractor, Agate Construction Co., Inc., is placing articulated concrete block mattress during repair work,” USACE said. This work is an effort to protect critical infrastructure, businesses and homes from damages as a […]

  • 9 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District is working with the contractor, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, to place 2 million cubic yards of sand and conduct periodic nourishment along Absecon Island. The project – designed to reduce the risk of storm damages to property and infrastructure – is a joint effort with […]

  • 19 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Dredging and beachfill operations are currently ongoing in Ventnor City (NJ), informs the Army Corps’ Philadelphia District. USACE awarded the contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company to begin a beach replenishment project stretching from Atlantic City through Longport. Ventnor is the first area to begin with, then the work will progress to Margate, […]

  • 26 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    Yannuzzi Group has won a $1.1 million contract to conduct periodic nourishment of the Lower Cape Meadows-Cape May Point project. The project is a joint effort of USACE Philadelphia District, NJDEP, Borough of Cape May Point, City of Cape May, Lower Township, the Nature Conservancy, and Cape May Point State Park. The contract calls for […]

  • 15 October 2020
    Innovation

    In the latest episode of the Engineering With Nature Podcast, guest Monica Chasten, a project manager for the Army Corps Philadelphia District’s Operations Division, discusses Engineering With Nature (EWN) and her work and collaboration with other scientists and engineers to advance coastal dredging practices and the beneficial use of dredged material. As a project manager, […]

  • 28 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    USACE Deputy Commander MAJ, Brandon Drobenak, toured ongoing dredging operations along the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway last week. “We’re placing sediment on Gull and Sturgeon Island, two low lying marsh islands being restored to replace lost marsh habitat for wading birds and enhance marsh resilience for coastal communities,” said USACE in theri latest announcement. Work […]

  • 21 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    The USACE Philadelphia District has awarded a contract to Weeks Marine, Inc. for $11.1 million to conduct the periodic nourishment of the Bethany & South Bethany Coastal Storm Risk Management project in Delaware. Work is the result of a partnership between USACE and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Work will involve […]

  • 16 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    Barnegat Bay Dredging Company is currently conducting dredging in the federal channel of the waterway between markers 386 to 397 (west of Avalon and Stone Harbor in Cape May County, NJ). The Dredge Fullerton is dredging and pumping sediment to Gull Island. “Mariners should be aware of pipeline and associated equipment and proceed with caution […]

  • 10 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    Agate Construction Co. is currently working to repair sections of the Hereford Inlet/Anglesea Seawall in North Wildwood, NJ. Work involves installing concrete block mattresses that extend into the channel. The mattresses will then be covered with more than 20,000 ton of stone, said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District. Background In cooperation with […]

  • 18 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    Dredging and beachfill operations in Sea Isle City (NJ) were successfully completed last week, informs the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District. According to the Corps, for northern Sea Isle City, work began on June 30th and was completed on July 17. For southern Sea Isle City, a pipe landing was made near 84th […]

  • 4 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District recently awarded a contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD) for $23.8 million to complete periodic nourishment of the Absecon Island Coastal Storm Risk Management project in Atlantic County, N.J. The contract calls for placing approximately two million cubic yards of sand onto the beach […]

  • 20 July 2020
    Business development

    Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD) from Oak Brook, Illinois, has won an $8.8 million firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance dredging of the inland waterway Chesapeake & Delaware Canal federal navigation project.  Bids for this project were solicited via the internet with two received, according to the latest U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) release. Work will […]

  • 8 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The beaches from 39th Street to JFK Boulevard are closed today for dredging, the City of Sea Isle reports. According to the Army Corps’ Philadelphia District, hopper dredge Liberty Island is conducting dredging and beachfill operations in the area. In the latest update, USACE said that for northern Sea Isle City, beachfill began on June […]

  • 15 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, USACE Commanding General and the 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, has signed the Chief’s Report for the “New Jersey Beneficial Use of Dredged Material for the Delaware River Feasibility Study” – a significant milestone for the proposed project. The signing of the report advances the project to Congress for […]