World Marine of Alabama clinches $14 million USACE contract

World Marine of Alabama, Mobile AL has finished contractual work valued at over $14 million to drydock and repair the Dredge Wheeler.

The contract was awarded in September last year; arrival of the vessel in the shipyard was delayed due to emergency dredging assignments following Hurricane Harvey.

World Marine’s work package on the 35-year-old ship was comprehensive, including significant hopper and hopper door steel renewals, installing two new hydraulically-actuated weirs, and installing a new emergency generator. Machinist crews assisted with rebuilding the vessel’s bow thruster, replacing one of the vessel’s tail shafts and overhauling the vessel’s CPP system. Pipe crews worked to renew piping throughout the vessel. Electrical crews had many assignments, including the installation of VFDs on the vessel’s large seawater cooling pumps.

Robert Beckmann, CEO and Executive Director of WMA said “World Marine continues to complete dredge repairs safely and competitively for many of the U.S. dredge operators, including the Army Corps of Engineers. Fixed price dredge repairs take an understanding of these unique vessels and a talent level we are proud to have.”


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