LOUISIANA BARRIER BERMS

 
 

PROJECT DETAILS

  • Project Client: Louisiana Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration,¬†USACE
  • Dredge Quantity: 13 million cubic yards
  • Vessel Type: Trailing Suction Hopper & Cutter Suction Dredge
  • Dredges Worked: Terrapin Island, Liberty Island, Padre Island, California, Texas, Alaska & GL55

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

This large-scale emergency project was in response to the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion. The State of Louisiana implemented a plan to strategically place sand berms in the way of the migrating oil spill in order to protect the sensitive marsh and wetlands along the Gulf Coast. Great Lakes utilized three large hydraulic dredges, two booster stations, three hopper dredges, eight material transport barges, a large clamshell dredge, over 100,000 feet of pipeline and numerous support vessels to construct over nine miles of sand berms. Several hundred dredge crew, engineering and management staff participated in the effort.