Southwest Pass Hopper Rentals

Location: Mississippi River
Owner: USACE New Orleans District
Completion Date: January 1, 2008
Categories: Dredging, Navigation
Weeks Marine performed (4) four Mississippi River, Baton Rouge to the Gulf of Mexico, Southwest Pass to Cubits Gap, Hopper dredge rental contracts for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District in 2008. Work consisted of providing a fully crewed and equipped self-propelled trailing suction-type dredge on a rental basis for maintenance dredging in the Mississippi River southwest pass area and the Mississippi River crossings to Baton Rouge, LA. The channel was dredged to -51 FT MLG, the material was hauled and bottom dumped either at the re handling area at Pass a’loutre, an offshore disposal area at the mouth of the river, or at various river disposal areas for the crossings. During the performance of the four (4) contracts, Weeks Marine hauled and dumped over 5,000,000 cubic yards of material. Weeks Marine utilized its 4,000 Cubic Yard hopper dredges, B.E. Lindholm and R.N. Weeks to complete these projects.

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