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Great Lakes Dredge gets $25.6 million Arthur Kill contract

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Contract is part of Arthur Kill Navigational Project

DECEMBER 10, 2014 — Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., LLC, Oak Brook, IL, has been awarded a $25,637,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the Arthur Kill Channel Navigation project, which includes dredging, blasting and disposal of rock.

Work will be performed in Elizabeth, NJ (10 percent); Linden, NJ (40 percent); and Staten Island, NY (50 percent), with an estimated completion date of Nov. 20, 2015.

Bids were solicited via the Internet, with three received. Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the amount of $25,637,000 are being obligated at the time of the award.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, New York, NY, is the contracting activity (W912DS-15-C-0004).

Deepening the Arthur Kill Channel is part of the overall New York & New Jersey Harbor Deepening $1.6 billion project to deepen certain Federal Navigation channels to 50 feet in order to allow the safe and economically efficient passage of the newest containerships serving the Port of New York and New Jersey.

The Arthur Kill Channel between the New York Container Terminal, Staten Island, N.Y. and Elizabeth, N.J. is currently being deepened to allow large ships to safely navigate to reach the New York Container Terminal – a critical component in providing safe navigation access to the port and a significant component of the broader effort of the Army Corps’ navigation channel deepening project crucial for modern-day container ships fully loaded to navigate safely.

The project provides for deepening the existing Arthur Kill Channel from its confluence with the Kill Van Kull Channel to the New York Container Terminal (NYCT) in Staten Island, New York, and to 40 feet MLW from the New York Container Terminal (NYCT) to the Conoco Phillips (Tosco) Oil Terminal and GATX facilities in New Jersey and New York.

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