MOBILE HARBOR TURNING BASIN

 
 

PROJECT DETAILS

  • Project Client: USACE – Mobile District
  • Local Sponsor: The Alabama State Port Authority
  • Dredge Quantity: 2.7 million cubic yards
  • Vessel Type: Clamshell Dredge
  • Dredges Worked: No. 53

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

Part of a five-year expansion initiative for the Port of Mobile to accommodate larger cargo vessel, this new work project consisted of dredging 2.7 million cubic yards from the Mobile Harbor Turning Basin and widening a portion of the Mobile Harbor Bay Channel. Dredging operations concluded with the new basin measuring 1,175 feet by 715 feet. This contract extended the capability of the 45-foot Mobile Ship Channel to provide easier navigability for ships traveling in and out of the three major terminals at the Port.