NEW YORK— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, in partnership with The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey awarded a $13,848,672 million contract on September 1, 2015 to Donjon Marine Co. Inc. to perform maintenance dredging of the Port Newark Pier Head Channel in Newark Bay, New Jersey.
The contract will involve deepening the channel to approximately 40 feet and removing approximately 221,500 cubic yards of dredged material. The dredging will commence in October 2015 and expected to be completed in January 2016.
“The Army Corps of Engineers is pleased to be able to announce the award of this contract because it will help ensure continued safe passage for vessels moving throughout the Newark Bay federal navigation channel,” said Col. David Caldwell, commander, New York District. "The Corps is also excited to be able to beneficially re-use this material, which consists of a mixture of sand, silt, and clay at an upland site in Sayreville, NJ. This work is an important step toward ensuring marine traffic can continue to move safely through the region’s channels in the present as well as for years to come."
The maintenance dredging of the Port Newark Pier Head Channel will ensure the uninterrupted flow of commerce in the Port of New York and New Jersey and safe access for ships to navigate to the container terminals in Newark Bay.
The Port is the largest on the East Coast, providing over 269,900 direct and indirect jobs in port related activities and $11.2 billion in personal income.
Release no. 15-012