Berms

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Location: Gulf of Mexico
Owner: Oil spill effort
Completion Date: January 1, 2010
Categories: Dredging, Specialty
Emergency Sand Berms 2010 WMI played a vital role in the emergency response for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. As part of a massive industry effort, Weeks marshalled a significant portion of its dredging and marine fleet from around the United States to participate in building emergency sand berms designed to prevent oil from washing ashore. The intent was to mitigate the impacts to Louisiana’s fragile coastline and ecosystems. To perform this project WMI employed nearly its entire dredging fleet including two (2) hopper dredges, three (3) 30” cutter dredges, six (6) split hull scows, approximately ten (10) towing tugs and a specially designed and fast-tracked ‘spider barge’ used to load scows. In total, WMI placed millions cy of sand in the berm project.