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Maintenance dredging contract award: Wilmington Harbor Anchorage Basin & Mid-River

NC Port of Wilmington

Posted on September 11, 2023

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Wilmington District awarded an $18 million contract to Norfolk Dredging Company on 1 September 2023, for the maintenance dredging of the Wilmington Harbor Anchorage Basin and Mid-River Channels.

About 1.6 million cubic yards of material will be dredged to allow 42-foot-deep access for container, bulk, and general cargo vessels to the Port of Wilmington’s public and private terminals. Over 7 million tons of goods move through the Port of Wilmington contributing to the economic wellbeing of the region, the state of North Carolina, and the Nation.

Maintenance dredging of the Anchorage Basin is performed annually and dredging of the Mid-River usually every other year. This work is expected to begin November 2023 and end Summer of 2024.



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