Corps awards contract for U.S. Naval Station Kings Bay dredging

Published Sept. 17, 2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District awarded a $9.8 million contract to Manson Construction Company for the next scheduled maintenance dredging of U.S. Naval Station Kings Bay Entrance Channel. In addition, the Dutra Group will return to complete sand placement at Fernandina Beach around the December timeframe.

The project includes maintenance dredging of the entrance channel and parts of the inner channel, returning the project to its authorized depths.  The project is critical to commercial cargo transiting the port and also to the Navy base, which shares the entrance channel.

It also includes beneficial placement of beach compatible sand at Fort Clinch in Nassau County for shore protection. Regionally managing sediment results in significant cost savings and environmental benefits.

Construction is expected to begin in December and will last for approximately three months. Dredging will end before March 31, which is the end of the environmental turtle window allowing hopper dredging.

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Amanda Parker

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