Great Lakes Dredge and Dock awarded projects totalling US$83 million

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Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Corporation (GLDD) has been awarded five separate major dredging contracts covering capital dredging, maintenance dredging, coastal protection projects with a total value of US$83 million.

First, the company has been awarded a beach renourishment project to restore the critically eroded shorelines on Manasota Key and Knight Islands in Florida. Work will commence in January 2020.

The South Atlantic Region Harbor Dredging Project, also expected to commence in January 2020, will involve annual maintenance work on Brunswick, Savannah, Wilmington, and Morehead City Harbors in Georgia and North Carolina.

The Chester, Pennsylvania Modification Project involves work to complete the multi-year Delaware River Deepening Program. The modification work includes the pretreatment of rock and dredging of the final high spots, which is the last stage of deepening the channel from the Atlantic Ocean to Philadelphia.

The Chester project is expected to be completed by the end of January 2020.

The Hunting Island State Park Project in South Carolina will place additional sand onto three kilometres of the barrier island’s beach that were eroded after major storm events. This project will commence and be completed in the first quarter of 2020.

Lastly, the Tybee Island Shore Protection Project in Georgia involves the replenishment of sand lost due to the Irma and Maria storm events and work to maintain and improve the resiliency of the beaches. This project is estimated to be completed in February 2020.

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