The US Army Corps of Engineers has awarded Pacific Dredge & Construction the job of mechanical dredging about 62,000 cubic yards of sediment from the Federal Channel to be placed in the nearshore off Balboa Beach. The dredged material is clean and beach compatible. It will be disposed of in the near-shore ocean zone outside of the surf line.
The $3 million project is designed to reinforce the concrete-and-rock jetty that sits on the eastern side of the Newport Beach Harbor. Pacific Dredge & Construction will use some of its most powerful machinery to scoop out accumulated sediment to deepen the waterway to 20 feet. This is the first dredging project at the entrance of the harbor since 2003. An additional 65,000 cubic yards of material dredge may also be dredged from the Balboa Reach and placed offshore at disposal site LA-3.
Versatile PDC-180 Leads Newport Bay Harbor Mechanical Dredging, Jetty Repairs
Pacific Dredge & Construction uses state-of-the-art dredging machinery, equipment, and a team of industry professionals to provide consistently professional maritime construction and beach nourishment assistance. For the Newport Bay Harbor project, the dredge “PDC 180”
Pacific Dredge & Construction will be also performing demolition, rebar installation, and concrete jetty repairs to the existing boardwalk structure portion of the East Jetty. The project also includes placement of 3,500 tons of new 4-ton armor stone used to repair the revetment on the channel side of the structure, for a total length of approximately 800LF.
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Pacific Maritime Group is a leader in the dredging industry that takes great pride in in providing professional mechanical and hydraulic dredging services from Mexico to Alaska. To learn more about the Newport Bay Harbor project or any of our existing or upcoming jobs, contact Pacific Dredging & Construction today.