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Corps of Engineers awards a fender replacement contract for New Bedford-Fairhaven Hurricane Barrier

Published Jan. 26, 2017

CONCORD, Mass. A contract for a fender replacement at the New Bedford-Fairhaven Hurricane Protection Barrier in New Bedford, Mass., was awarded recently by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.


Work on the $178.880.00 contract will be accomplished by Asturian Group, Inc., of Virginia Beach, Virginia. The contract was awarded on Sept. 28, 2016 and the notice to proceed was issued on Nov. 18, 2016. Work is anticipated to be accomplished in the spring of 2017 to take advantage of more favorable weather for replacing the fenders.


The work consists of the replacement of existing and damaged timber fenders with new composite timbers at the New Bedford Hurricane Barrier. Work tasks include the removal of the specified existing fenders and bolts, and installation of new composite timbers and bolts at both sector gates. The contract will be restricted to work on only one site (sector gate) at a time.


Underwater work is required for this project, including removal of damaged items, potential debris removal, installation of new components, and inspections. The work site is located in a navigation channel, which will remain open to traffic during the execution of the work.


Work requirements will be managed by the Corps of Engineers under the supervision of a Corps’ Quality Assurance Representative to assure compliance with contract requirements.


For more information about the New Bedford Hurricane Protection Barrier visit:

www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/FloodRiskManagement/Massachusetts/NewBedford.aspx. For a map of the New Bedford Harbor visit:



For more information about Corps New England District contract solicitations for work or contract awards visit the website at: www.nae.usace.army.mil/BusinessWithUs/Contracting.aspx.


For general information about District projects and activities visit the website at: www.nae.usace.army.mil/. The website for information about Small Business opportunities is:


Tim Dugan

Release no. 17-003