“The contractor's representatives were always available to discuss and resolve issues quickly. All equipment is well maintained and compliance with EM 385-1-1 is strictly adhered to. The dredging crew, supervisory personnel are a pleasure to work with. They are highly skilled in what they do, committed to safety and work very well with the local community.”
Chris Morgan – Chief, Military Programs Branch
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District
Harbor Maintenance Dredging
Alaska Marine Excavation won the bid for a multi-year USACE contract to perform annual harbor maintenance dredging of fine-grain shoaled material in the Nome Harbor. This project is completed with one of our hydraulic dredging systems. Discharge of dredged material is then placed on the beach in a designated area via pipeline.
Nome is a remote city, even by Alaska standards. The challenging weather and sea conditions, exposure to the Bering Sea, and limited project time-frame adds another layer of difficulty. Work on the Nome harbor occurs during "ice out," from early- to mid-June until July 31. Alaska Marine always completes the job on-time or prior to the completion date.
AKMX also organizes housing for crew, freight logistics for equipment via barge/air, and all surveys — pre, post, single-beam, and multi-beam.
Brok Shafer- Project Manager/ Owner
Chris Yungeberg- Project Manager/ Site Safety Official/ Multi-year veteran of the project.