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Marine

Project Overview

Contracted in June of 2019 through Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources, Veit mechanically dredged a wetland preserve known as Grassy Point. This estuary was formerly home to several sawmills, which frequently used the body of water as a dumping ground for wood chips.

These wood chips settled to the bottom, hindering aquatic plant growth, limiting underwater animal movement, and creating overall hazardous conditions for wildlife.

Market
Industrial & Energy
Owner
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Type of Project
Marine
Project Scope
Dredging; Environmental Remediation
Duration
June 2019 - Summer 2021
Veit employee in heavy equipment
Your crew is a fantastic representation of Veit. Please commend these gentlemen for the awesome work they do. It’s obvious that they care about and enjoy working for you. Thanks for your time and Veit’s professionalism.
Welsh Construction, LLC Christian Mowery

Challenges We Solved

01.
Spawning Restrictions
Due to spawning seasons and shallow water, this became a multiseason project. These work restrictions meant we had to run the project around the clock with dredging operations 24/7 to stay on schedule.
02.
Specialty Equipment
This project called for a specialized spread of equipment to accomplish the task, including several long-reach excavators with pontoon tracks that can float on the water. We also utilized several 50-ton Liebherr excavators with clamshell buckets to load hopper barges, which are moved around the wetland with 600HP tug boats.
03.
Project Deadlines
This job was constantly under pressure due to various environmental restrictions, as well as changing weather conditions. Thanks to expert planning from our Veit team leadership, this restoration project will be completed within budget and faster than initially planned.