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Corps awards river dredging contract to Louisiana firm

Mississippi River

Mississippi River

VICKSBURG — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District has awarded a contract to dredge on the Mississippi River for $4,390,701 to Weeks Marine Inc., of Covington, Louisiana.

The work consists of furnishing, delivering and operating one cutterhead, hydraulic pipeline dredge, of which Weeks Marine owns seven.

The Vicksburg District encompasses 68,000 square miles across three states and seven major river basins. One of the primary missions of the District is supporting navigation across its area of responsibility. This includes the shallow draft harbors and ports of Greenville, Vicksburg, Rosedale, Yellow Bend, Lake Providence, Madison Parish, and Claiborne County.

Weeks Marine Inc. was founded in 1919 as a dredging and stevedoring company and is one of the largest marine and tunneling contractors in the United States and Canada, and they have a long history of working on navigation and maintenance projects with the Corps of Engineers.

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