Ahtna plans to expand with new dredges after new contract award from the Corps of Engineers

Posted on May 11, 2022

DredgeWire Exclusive

Further to DredgeWire’s report earlier this week about a new $12 million contract award to Ahtna for Kings Bay, GA, Anthony Cavo of Aetna provided additional background and update to DredgeWire.

Ahtna Marine & Construction Company (AMCC) is a certified 8(a) company based out of South Florida who plans to expand its footprint from the State of Florida into the southeast United States.  Cavo said, “As you can imagine, we are on our way with the Kings Bay award.”

AMCC has completed the Jacksonville USACE Blount Island maintenance dredging project earlier this year and is currently underway with the USACE Palm Valley maintenance dredging project in north Florida.

PLANS TO BUY NEW DREDGERS

According to Cavo, “AMCC is growing and looking to add additional dredges to our core fleet of equipment, including dredges from 20 to 24 inch capacity together with all the support equipment necessary to run an efficient dredging and marine construction company.”

AMCC will be using the “KATIE JOHN,” a Series 1270 18” Ellicott cutter suction dredge to perform the million plus cubic yard maintenance dredging project at Kings Bay.

To maximize production efficiencies, AMCC has equipped the Ellicott 1270 dredge with a spud carriage barge as well as a ladder extension equipped with a high pressure jet assist to help with suction velocity during the -47 foot depth dredging project.

Cavo concluded: “AMCC plans to make short work of the project and looks forward to exceeding everyone’s expectations.”

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