OAK BROOK, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (“Great Lakes”) (NASDAQ:GLDD), the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of environmental and remediation services, announced that steel has been cut for the construction of its Articulated Tug & Barge (ATB) Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge. The steel cutting occurred at Eastern Shipbuilding Group’s Allanton facility in Panama City, Florida last month. As described previously, the 15,000-cubic-yard-capacity ATB Trailing Suction Hopper Barge, ‘Ellis Island,’ and 14,000-horsepower Tug, ‘Douglas B. Mackie,” will comprise the largest hopper dredge in the United States, enabling Great Lakes to be the low cost provider. It is expected to be delivered in 2016.

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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