WILMINGTON, N.C. --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Wilmington District awarded a $23.9 million contract to Manson Construction Company on September 15, 2023, for the maintenance dredging of the Savannah Harbor, Georgia; the Brunswick Harbor, Georgia; and the Wilmington Harbor, North Carolina.
The Morehead City Harbor, North Carolina, is also included in this contract as an option to award by the end of November 2023. The decision to award the Morehead City Harbor option will be based upon the results of an upcoming survey to compare the current depths to the authorized depths.
This contract will involve the maintenance dredging of the entrance channels to these harbors, with placement of material in open water placement sites accessible to hopper dredges.
Dredging is expected to begin in the winter of 2023 for Brunswick Harbor, Savannah Harbor, and Wilmington Harbor. Depending upon channel conditions, the contract option for Morehead City Harbor will be awarded as well, with dredging to occur in 2024.
Prior to FY18, each district would contract its entrance channel work independently of the other districts in the South Atlantic Division (SAD). This results in districts competing for the limited number of ocean certified dredges in the Atlantic and Gulf Coast market, thereby reducing each district’s competitive edge. Using a consolidated acquisition strategy, this effort gives SAD an opportunity to achieve significant savings and to improve the efficiency of entrance channel work throughout the region.
U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS –WILMINGTON DISTRICT
69 DARLINGTON AVE, WILMINGTON, N.C. 28403
Release no. 23-011