ABOUT US

GREAT LAKES DREDGE & DOCK COMPANY

Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, GLDD has a long history with Chicago’s shore infrastructure and river lock system. The company has since expanded and now operates on every domestic coastline, throughout many inland U.S. waterways, and in several foreign markets, most notably Bahrain, Qatar, and Brazil. In addition, GLDD possesses a fleet of smaller vessels that specialize in dredging challenging shallow water environments, such as lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and inland channels.

Since its founding, GLDD has been a leader in the building and maintenance of the nation’s navigation system, the protection of shorelines, the restoration of sensitive habitats, and the creation of critical aquatic infrastructure. We are committed to delivering innovative and high-quality workmanship to our clients while executing every project with a focus on employee safety.

ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL & GOVERNANCE 

GLDD practices effective environmental, safety, social and governance processes in everything we do. Our business is focused on ensuring that our nation’s shorelines are protected and potential risks associated with storms and sea change are mitigated. Our people seek and develop technical innovations so that our work can be completed efficiently and responsibly, and we are committed to executing all projects with robust environmental and safety standards.

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Imagine being a first responder on a marine emergency project or enabling commerce in an entire region through a vital port and harbor deepening. GLDD’s business is unique and offers a vibrant culture, dynamic work environments, and career growth opportunities.

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The Ellis Island

The Ellis Island recently commenced dredging operations on Phase 1 of the MSCIP Comprehensive Barrier Island Restoration Plan in the U. S. Gulf of Mexico offshore of Gulfport Mississippi. With a 15,000 cubic yard capacity Ellis Island is the largest hopper dredge in the U. S..

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Before & After
Transformations

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Safety

In 2006, GLDD adopted an Incident-and Injury-Free (IIF®) safety management program that has been integrated into all aspects of the company’s culture. The company’s commitment to the IIF® culture promotes a work environment where employee safety is paramount.

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Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) is North America’s dredging industry leader, the largest provider of marine dredging, and the only U.S. company with substantial overseas operations. 

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