Callan Marine awarded US$54 million coastal restoration contract in Louisiana

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The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently awarded a US$54 million construction contract to Callan Marine for the North Breton Island Restoration Project in Louisiana.

Established in 1904 in Louisiana’s Breton and Chandeleur Islands in the Gulf of Mexico, the Breton National Wildlife Refuge serves as a habitat for various species of waterfowl.

The restoration project involves dredging 4.3 million cubic metres of material in order to restore the barrier shoreline through beach, dune, and marsh fill placement. It will utilise an offshore sand source located in the Gulg of Mexico.

Callan Marine will deploy the recently acquired cutter suction dredger General MacArthur for the project, which is expected to conclude in the spring of 2021.

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