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US Army Corps of Engineers awards contract for Ashtabula Harbor dredging

Logistic News - Published on Fri, 03 May 2019

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The US Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District has awarded a USD 1.1 million contract to conduct dredging of the federal navigation channel and harbor areas in Ashtabula Harbor during summer 2019. The contract was awarded to Ryba Marine Construction Company, based in Cheboygan, Michigan on April 10, 2019. Under this contract and a subsequent November 2018 $1M contract, approximately 430,000 cubic yards of material is to be dredged this year. The contractor is anticipated to begin work in July 2019 with dredging to be performed in the outer harbor and lake approach channel.

The frequency of dredging in Ashtabula is subject to the availability of funds and when sufficient funding is in place. Ashtabula Harbor was last dredged in 2017, removing approximately 175,000 cubic yards of material. The Corps of Engineers schedules dredging every 2-3 years in Ashtabula Harbor in order to maintain federally authorized depths. The outer harbor has authorized depths between 22 and 30 feet, while the Ashtabula River channel has authorized depths between 16 and 30 feet.

As a major receiving and shipping port on the Great Lakes, Ashtabula Harbor supports transportation of 4.3 million tons of commodities such as coal, iron ore, limestone, chemicals, ores and minerals.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 03 May 2019
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