KETA SEA DEFENSE

 
 

PROJECT DETAILS

  • Project Client: The Ministry of Works and Housing of the Republic of Ghana
  • Subcontractors: Baird & Associates, Research Planning and Development, Inc.
  • Dredge Quantity: 15 million cubic meters
  • Vessel Type: Cutter Suction Dredge
  • Dredges Worked: Alabama & Utah

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

The Keta Sea Defense Program was performed to protect and stabilize the shoreline from Keta to Hlorve in the Republic of Ghana, West Africa. GLDD completed this design and construct project using two demountable cutter suction dredges, the Alabama and the Utah. The main goals for this project entailed preventing chronic and periodic coastal erosion and flooding, reclaiming land from the Keta Lagoon to expand town and village territories, and building a road/causeway linking the villages from Keta to Hlorve.