Marina del Ray is one of the nation’s largest man-made marinas and it is in Los Angeles, California. The marina which is owned by Los Angeles County and managed by the Department of Beaches and Harbors is the home port to over 5,000 commercial, residential, coast guard and Lifeguard vessels. The marina was built in the 1950’s under the guidance of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
To help ensure safe channel and marina depths for vessels, a six-month, $11 million navigational maintenance dredging project was awarded to the Dutra Dredging Company. To support the project and help to ensure the dredging portion remained on schedule, Atlas-SSI was selected to provide a 2-rope mud and stone clamshell bucket with a 20 cubic yard heaped capacity. Atlas-SSI clamshell buckets are trusted for major dredging projects around the world due to their high quality of construction and support offered by the company.
The Atlas-SSI clamshell bucket was used to remove nearly 800,000 cubic yards of sediment from the entrance channel. Working with the Port of Long Beach, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Los Angeles County, the lead contractor delivered just over half of the dredged material to an inner harbor redevelopment project to upgrade terminals, wharfs, storage facilities and water access. Another 150,000 cubic yards was used to protect and widen popular beaches just south of the project site.