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Memphis District awards $5.2M dredging contract

Memphis District
Published June 9, 2021
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IN THE PHOTO, the Inland Dredging Company's cutterhead dredge "Integrity" works to dredge the Memphis Harbor/McKellar Lake, which was the last of 10 harbors dredged in the Memphis District during 2019. (USACE photo/Jessica Haas)

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IN THE PHOTO, the Inland Dredging Company’s cutterhead dredge “Integrity,” along with one of its small tugboats, works to dredge the Memphis Harbor/McKellar Lake, which was the last of 10 harbors dredged in the Memphis District during 2019. (USACE photo/Jessica Haas)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District awarded a harbor dredging contract in the amount of $5,238,035 to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, LLC, May 28, 2021. 

Contracted work includes dredging six harbors. The harbors are Memphis Harbor/McKellar Lake in Memphis, Tennessee; Helena Harbor Phillips County in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas; New Madrid Harbor, Mile 889 in the city of New Madrid, Missouri; Osceola Harbor in the city of Osceola, Arkansas; Wolf River Harbor in Memphis, Tennessee; and Elvis Stahr Harbor in Hickman, Kentucky. 

The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021, with a scheduled completion date in February of 2022.

“Dredging these harbors involves removing sediment from the authorized navigation channel to maintain a specific depth for safe navigation in and out of harbors,” Project Manager Vickie Watson said. “The Memphis District is responsible for maintenance dredging certain harbors along the Mississippi River. These harbors serve as vital links to rail and highway transportation systems in the region, helping to deliver products and commodities to and from global markets.”

Project Delivery Team members are Project Manager Vickie Watson, Stephen (Wade) Channell and Danny Hunt for Navigation, Program Analyst Phoebe Rucker, Contracting Specialist Sequoria Wilson, and Cost Engineer Kevin Keller.

This contract was awarded in partnership with Randy Richardson, John Edward, Mayor Dick Bodi, Mayor Sally Longo Wilson, Robert Knecht, and Greg Curling.


Contact
Jessica Haas
256-676-8722 (cell)
jessica.m.haas@usace.army.mil
or
Tom Clementson
901-544-4109 (cell)
thomas.d.clementson@usace.army.mil

Release no. 21-025