Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Awarded $138M for dredging of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. LLC, Houston, Texas, was awarded a $138,951,462 firm-fixed-price contract for dredging of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. Bids were solicited via the internet with three received. Work will be performed in Corpus Christi, Texas, with an estimated completion date of June 20, 2023. Fiscal 2021 civil construction; civil operation and maintenance; and non-federal Port of Corpus Christi funds in the amount of $138,951,462 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston, Texas, is the contracting activity (W912HY-21-C-0015).
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock is an expert at keeping waterways and shorelines clear. Founded in 1890, this company is a stalwart of dredging services in the US, mainly in the East, West, and Gulf Coast region. It also provides dredging abroad. Dredging involves enhancing or preserving waterways for navigability or protecting shorelines by removing or replenishing soil, sand, or rock. Great Lakes is involved in four major types of dredging work: capital (primarily port expansion projects), coastal protection (movement of sand from ocean floor to shoreline to alleviate erosion), Rivers & lakes and maintenance (removal of silt and sediment from existing waterways and harbors). Great Lakes also provides environmental & remediation clean-up services. (www.dnb.com)