Pacific Dredge & Construction continues to make a presence in San Francisco Bay with the Richmond Inner Harbor maintenance dredging project awarded by The US Army Corps of Engineers. Typically, this work is performed annually by mechanical dredging to minus 37 feet MMLW. Spoils are discharged ashore or offshore at SF-DODS.
The work was composed of 10 different Reaches along the main channel. The purpose was to maintain a proper depth that would allow the safe transit of large vessels through the area. To successfully execute this project, we partnered with a subcontractor that helped dredge a portion of the project. Our dredge plant PDC180 was working 24/7 with an extremely experienced crew that understands the mechanisms of the operations in the Bay Area. More than 390,000 cubic yards were dredged during the course of this project.
During the project, we worked closely with the USCG and marine traffic due to the high volume of vessel traffic transiting the navigational channel. The strong winds and currents found in San Francisco Bay challenged our captains as well.
US Army Corps San Francisco District has stringent safety standards. PDC has not only met these standards, but exceeded them throughout the performance of this contract. PDC is always committed to minimizing exposure to risks by being preventive and proactive. We are proud of our work in Richmond and look forward to future opportunities.