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Dredging & Marine Construction

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Ellis Island, Ellis Island,

Largest Hopper Largest Hopper

Dredge in United States MarketDredge in United States Market

Built and delivered by Eastern ShipbuildingBuilt and delivered by Eastern Shipbuilding

In late November 2017, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Act compliant, Dual Mode Articulated Tug/Barge (ATB)

Corporation (GLDD), the largest provider of dredging Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge was built by Eastern services in the United States and a major provider of en- Shipbuilding. With the tug designed and engineered by vironmental and infrastructure services, took delivery of Ship’s Architect, Inc. and the Hopper Dredge Barge detail the new build ATB hopper dredge Ellis Island and tug designed by Bay Engineering, both vessels are based on

Douglas B. Mackie after successful completion of United concept designs by Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering.

States Coast Guard and ABS regulatory sea trials. Repre- The construction of the new build ATB hopper dredge senting a substantial reinvestment in the GLDD (and U.S. ELLIS ISLAND and tug DOUGLAS B. MACKIE took ? ag dredging) ? eet, Ellis Island signi? cantly increases the place in Panama City, Florida, and employed more than

United States commercial Jones Act hopper ? eet capacity 400 shipyard workers over the three-year construction as the largest hopper dredge in the United States market, period. Brian D’Isernia, CEO of Eastern Shipbuilding with a carrying capacity of 15,000 cubic yards. Group, stated “We are particularly proud of constructing

David Simonelli, President of Great Lakes’ Dredging this ATB Dual Mode Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge for

Division commented, “We are excited to take delivery of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC as it is the this advanced vessel which improves the competitiveness largest hopper dredge built in the United State to date.” of our hopper group and represents a substantial capital Now located offshore of Gulfport, Mississippi, Ellis Is- reinvestment in the Great Lakes dredging ? eet.” land commenced dredging operations in early December

The state-of-the-art vessel’s ? rst assignment is the Mis- 2017 on the MSCIP Comprehensive Barrier Island Resto- sissippi Coastal Improvement Program project. The Jones ration Plan which will reconnect Ship Island East and West.

The Ellis Island at a glance: The Douglas B Mackie ATB Tug at a glance:

Dimensions (Overall): 433’x 92’x 36’ Dimensions (Overall): 158’-4”x 52’x 32’-9’

Hopper Capacity: 15,000 CYS Total Horsepower: 17,378 BHP

Dredge Power: (2) EMD ME20G7C-T3, 5,000HP each ATB Coupler System: (2) Taisei Systems

Bow Thrusters: (2) Schottel STT2 Electric, Fixed Pitch Main Engines: (2) MAK 12M32C-T3, 7,831HP each

Harbor Genset: (1) Caterpillar C32-T3 910kW @ 1800RPM Generators: (2) 2,500kW, 6600VAC

Class: ABS Aux. Generator: (1) Caterpillar C32-T3 730kW

Dredge Pump: 5,000HP EMD Diesel Engine Classi

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