Visit the categories below and discover how GLDD continues to shape the world.

Ports & Harbors

Port expansion projects involve the deepening of ports and channels to allow access to larger, deeper-draft ships, excavation of turning basins, or providing landfill for expansion of port facilities.

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Coastal Protection

Coastal protection projects mitigate potential risks of flooding and land erosion by implementing techniques such as rebuilding beaches and building protective berms and dunes.

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Coastal Restoration

Coastal restoration provides increased protection from storm surges and improves coastal recreation opportunities by creating natural barrier islands and berms along the coast.

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GLDD targets international opportunities that are well suited to the company’s equipment and expertise. Typically, these projects are related to land reclamation, channel deepening, and port infrastructure development.

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Inland Dredging

The company provides services that utilize our smaller fleet of hydraulic dredges in challenging shallow water environments such as lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and inland channels.

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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

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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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