The Triton

Where in the World

Corps awards Jacksonville harbor deepening contract

ADVERTISEMENT

The Corps also awarded a contract of nearly $23 million to deepen Jacksonville harbor to The Dutra Group of San Rafael, Calif. This is the first of multiple construction contracts that will widen and deepen the existing navigation channel from its current authorized depth of 40 feet to 47 feet.

This contract includes dredging about 3 million cubic yards of material from the entrance channel (Bar Cut-3) to slightly west of the Mayport Ferry (Cut-7). The contractor will transport the excavated material and place it in the Jacksonville Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site located about six miles southeast of the entrance channel jetties.

In addition to dredging, the work involves turbidity/sedimentation monitoring (pre- and during construction environmental monitoring for direct and indirect effects associated with construction activities), endangered species and marine life observers.

Construction is expected to start in December and the estimated construction duration is roughly two years.

The total cost of the authorized project is $704.5 million; the federal share is $337.8 million and the non-federal share is $366.7 million.

For more information, click here.

Related Posts...
Tidewater Boats, a South Carolina-based saltwater boat builder, is opening Read more...
Rhode Island-based Bristol Marine has acquired Boothbay Harbor Shipyard in Read more...
Following two recent city council meetings in Belfast, Maine, Front Read more...
Italian new-build and refit company Palumbo Group has taken over Read more...
In a push for maritime tourism, Indonesia President Joko Widodo Read more...

Share This Post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the question below to leave a comment. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Editor’s Picks

Triton networks with Culinary Convenience

Triton networks with Culinary Convenience

A brisk South Florida evening was the perfect setting for outdoor Triton networking with Culinary Convenience on the third Wednesday in …

Refit18: Show focused on refits grows 28 percent

Refit18: Show focused on refits grows 28 percent

As yachts age and yacht owners personalize them, the refit industry continues to grow. The third annual Refit International Exhibition …

Hot trip on the Hudson highlights perils of procrastination

Hot trip on the Hudson highlights perils of procrastination

By Capt. Bruce Gregory I've made 40-plus offshore passages from 50 miles to 1,500 miles in boats from 8-foot dinghies to 80-foot tugs; …

Top Shelf: The Birth of Aki-Maki

Top Shelf: The Birth of Aki-Maki

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald Many years ago on Huntress, I was taught about the theory of “POP”’ on a yacht. The owner …