the republic logo

Feds award $134.5M contract to dredging company to begin Savannah harbor expansion

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

SAVANNAH, Georgia — The federal government has awarded a $134.5 million contract to begin deepening the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah, meaning the long-sought harbor expansion can start as soon as the contractor gets its equipment in the water.

The Army Corps of Engineers announced Wednesday the first dredging contract has gone to Illinois-based Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company. The Army Corps says it's unclear how soon the company will be able to start the job.

The contract covers deepening of the outer harbor along about 18 miles of the Savannah River and the Atlantic Ocean. That's about half the length of the project, expected to cost $706 million overall.

The river channel is being deepened from 42 to 47 feet to make room for larger cargo ships.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.