WA government awards $70 million contract for dredging works

Photo: Maritime Constructions
Photo: Maritime Constructions

Western Australia's commercial and recreational fleet will benefit from the award of a long-term dredging contract that will ensure safe navigation depths at boat harbours and other key boating locations throughout the state.

Following a procurement process by the Department of Transport (DoT), marine construction and dredging company Maritime Constructions has been awarded what is one of the DoT's largest and long-term contracts.

The contract, worth up to $70 million, will see the company deliver the works for a period of six years, with the option to extend the contract for a further four years.

The South Australian company with a base in Fremantle will be responsible for the maintenance dredging of the state's 38 maritime facilities. Annual sand bypassing at the Dawesville and Mandurah ocean entrances, which mechanically moves sand to mimic coastal processes and provide safe navigation, will also be undertaken by the company.

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