Categories for Upcoming Projects/Contracts/Tenders

Reshaping Coastal Louisiana: Barataria Bay Is Slowly Slipping Away

LA, United States

While there are efforts to reinforce its beaches and marshes, some of Barataria Bay is slowly slipping away. Sandwiched between the Mississippi River and Bayou Lafourche, the Barataria Bay in Louisiana is a latticework of shrinking marsh, swamp, and islands. Few other coastlines in the Mississippi River Delta—or anywhere in the United States—have changed as… Read More

Corps Proposes $2 Billion, 30.6-Mile Upper Barataria Levee to Protect From 100-Year Hurricane Storm Surges

LA, United States

The Army Corps of Engineers has unveiled a revised, 30-mile-long Upper Barataria levee system that would cost nearly $2 billion and protect portions of seven south Louisiana parishes, including the west banks of Jefferson, St. Charles and St. John the Baptist, from hurricane flooding. The proposal would be designed to protect against flooding caused by hurricane… Read More

Army Corps takes next step toward San Pedro Bay reefs, kelp beds

CA, United States

Long Beach – Army Corps of Engineers officials will meet with members of the Long Beach Boat Owners Association and other stakeholders next week to talk about a plan to add rocky reefs and kelp beds along the Long Beach shore. The proposal, called the San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration Plan, is meant to improve… Read More

Corvus energy storage systems for four Harvey Gulf’s Offshore Vessels

United States

Corvus Energy, an energy storage solutions provider for the offshore energy industry, signed a contract with Wärtsilä to deliver four Energy Storage Systems (ESS) for the offshore support vessel fleet operated by USA-based Harvey Gulf. This came after the successful sea trial of Harvey Energy, the first-ever LNG-battery hybrid retrofit of a platform supply vessel… Read More

Next phase of Emerald Isle’s beach nourishment begins later this month

NC, United States

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (WITN) – Emerald Isle leaders say Phase III of the post-Florence beach nourishment program begins in late January and lasts through April. According to Town Manager Matt Zapp, the near $32 million contract will be completed by the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) company. GLDD is the same company that performed… Read More

Army Corps of Engineers Announces Finalization of Nationwide Permits

United States

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it reissued 12 and issued four new nationwide permits (NWPs) for work in wetlands and other waters that are regulated by Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and/or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. The… Read More

Army Corps’ Proposed Dune System Is Too Weak to Work

TX, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed solution to preventing storm surge damage is simply much too weak, a fatal flaw in the system of protection afforded by a coastal spine. Ironically, the corps has taken the Ike Dike concept and made it so weak that it would be destroyed by an Ike-like storm and… Read More

Charleston needs to better plan how Army Corps wall fits into the city, consultant says

SC, United States

Consultants hired by Charleston to review a proposed seawall around downtown said the city needs to be more proactive about making sure the structure works over the long term, or risk being disappointed by the end result. The project will work best if leaders map out how the hurricane surge barrier fits with drainage projects… Read More

Federal spending bill makes way for local beach projects

NC, United States

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — When the president signed an omnibus spending bill on Dec. 27, it unlocked $1.4 trillion in government appropriations and $900 billion in Covid-19 aid. In addition to averting a partial government shutdown, the passage of the bill will fund a number of projects spearheaded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which… Read More

Maine reviewing federal dredging project in Blue Hill area

ME, United States

BLUE HILL, Maine (AP) — Authorities in Maine are collecting public comments about the potential impact to the fishing industry of a proposed federal dredging project in the Blue Hill area. The Army Corp of Engineers and town of Blue Hill want to create a federal navigation channel in Blue Hill Harbor. It would be… Read More

Army Corps of Engineers dredging Port of Hueneme channel, to replenish Hueneme Beach

CA, United States

The Army Corps of Engineers this week began a $10.4 million project to dredge the Port of Hueneme’s main channel, deepening it from 35 feet to 40 feet to allow cargo ships to deliver larger, heavier loads. At the channel’s current 35-foot depth, cargo ships in general would not be able to carry their maximum… Read More

“Save the Date” USACE Galveston District, Virtual Winter 2021 External Project Review Board and Stakeholder Partnering Forum

United States

Dear Stakeholders and Partners, The Galveston District (SWG) Virtual Winter 2021 External Project Review Board (EPRB) and Stakeholder Partnering Forum (SPF) is here, save your spot today.  We look forward to your participation in the virtual networking, coalition building, information exchange, and solution identification opportunities at these upcoming events, which will help us continually improve… Read More

Great Lakes Announces Receipt of $60.9 Million in Awarded Work

IL, United States

Great Lakes Announces Receipt of $60.9 Million in Awarded Work PDF Version OAK BROOK, Ill., Jan. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (“Great Lakes”) (NASDAQ:GLDD), the largest provider of dredging services in the United States announced today the receipt of several major dredging awards totaling $60.9 million which will be included in the… Read More

Final Round of King Tides Project Coming Up

OR, United States

This winter’s final series of “king tides” is coming up Jan. 11-13, which means that this will be the final round for the 2020-21 edition of the Oregon King Tides Project. Every winter for the past decade, a growing army of volunteer photographers has documented the highest point reached by these highest of tides. The… Read More

Next phase of Emerald Isle’s beach nourishment begins later this month

NC, United States

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (WITN) – Emerald Isle leaders say Phase III of the post-Florence beach nourishment program begins in late January and lasts through April. According to Town Manager Matt Zapp, the near $32 million contract will be completed by the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) company. GLDD is the same company that performed… Read More