Dredging & Waterway Engineering

DOF’s hands on project experience spans conceptual feasibility studies, engineering design, project specifications, bid and award, and construction oversight.

Dredging and waterway engineering scope of services

  • Feasibility studies, design, permitting
  • Dredging equipment analysis/selection/production modeling
  • Marine data collection
  • Sediment characterization
  • Dredged material placement/dewatering
  • Sediment management

Our experience specifically includes geotextile bags for dredged material dewatering and disposal, mechanical dewatering prior to upland disposal (belt presses, filter presses, centrifuges), use of flocculants to enhance sediment separation from the dredged slurry, sediment stabilization for material rehandling, real-time water quality monitoring systems, operational modifications to reduce sediment resuspension, and operational modifications to minimize residuals during dredging, filling, or capping.