Marine Construction + Dredging
Pinole Maintenance Dredging
In the Fall of 2015, Curtin Maritime dredged a combined 170,000 cubic yards from the Pinole Shoal Navigational Channel and Suisun Bay in Contra Costa County, California.
Key Attributes/Equipment/Skill of Curtin Maritime that lead to successful contract completion.
• Shifting sands create critical dependency on cutting-edge positioning and hydrographic data equipment, and crew execution on complex barge maneuvering.
• Designed and fabricated drag-beam to smooth out constantly evolving sand waves to meet project grade.
Highlight or two of Project (Beyond Yardage and Dollar Value)
• Strong currents up to 4 knots created unique project challenges on maintain floating equipment on location
The Pinole project was Curtin Maritime’s second dredging project performed for the USACE and first for the San Francisco district. The strong currents in the Pinole channel made for tough barge moves and our skilled Captains were put to the test. Shifting sand waves on the channel bottom and bad weather made for a tough dig. Excellent coordination with the survey team and the deployment of a drag beam for those stubborn high spots had this project was completed successfully and on time.
US Army Corps of Engineer’s Contract Evaluation Snippet’s:
MANAGEMENT: Contractor personnel always made themselves available and cooperated extremely well to keep the project moving forward when critical problems/decisions arose. Contractor personnel was competent and knowledgeable. Contractor maintained professionalism throughout the project by adhering to the scope of the project. Contractor personnel was well organized.
SAFETY: Safety performance was flawless. The contractor submitted an excellent safety plan and adhered to it.