CHANNEL & PORT MAINTENANCE DREDGING PROJECTS
Chesapeake Bay – Ports of Virginia and Baltimore
The Chesapeake Bay, with more than 300 miles of navigation channels, provides deep water access to the Port of Virginia and the Port of Baltimore for regional export and import. Maintaining these channels to their authorized depths is not only critical for safe navigation into the ports but also vital for regional and national economies. In recent years, GLDD has removed tens of millions of cubic yards of material during port maintenance dredging projects in order to keep these waterways open. Utilizing our diverse fleet allows GLDD to meet our client’s dredging project schedule demands, as well as provide beneficial re-use of much of the dredged material, which is placed at the Paul S. Sarbanes Ecosystem Restoration Project at Poplar Island, located on the eastern side of Chesapeake Bay.