Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Confirms Commitment to Construction of ATB Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge Business Wire OAK BROOK, Ill. -- April 17, 2013 Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (NASDAQ: GLDD) announced today that it remains committed to construction of its Articulated Tug & Barge (ATB) Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge. As announced on August 3, 2012, GLDD contracted with a shipyard to perform the functional design drawings, detailed design drawings and follow on construction of a new ATB Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge based on GLDD’s patent pending concept design and performance specification. Major components and steel have been ordered in preparation for commencement of vessel construction. As disclosed in GLDD’s annual report, GLDD previously notified the shipyard of its intent to terminate the contract if certain defaults were not timely cured. On April 3, 2013, GLDD terminated the shipyard. GLDD intends to pursue all rights and remedies available to it under the contract. GLDD is in discussions with other shipyards to proceed with construction of the vessel. GLDD remains committed to building its innovative and proprietary tug-barge hopper dredge. When combined with the optimized tug and barge hull design, the ATB Hopper Dredge is expected to provide ship-like productivity and efficiency at the lower operating cost of an ATB. The Company Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation is the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and the only U.S. dredging company with significant international operations. The Company is also one of the largest U.S. providers of commercial and industrial demolition services primarily in the Northeast. The Company owns a 50% interest in a marine sand mining operation in New Jersey that supplies sand and aggregate for road and building construction and a 50% interest in an environmental service operation with the ability to remediate soil and dredged sediment treatment. Great Lakes employs over 150 degreed engineers, most specializing in civil and mechanical engineering, which contributes to its 123-year history of never failing to complete a marine project. Great Lakes has a disciplined training program for engineers that ensures experienced-based performance as they advance through Company operations. Great Lakes also owns and operates the largest and most diverse fleet in the U.S. industry, comprised of over 200 specialized vessels. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements in this press release may constitute "forward-looking" statements as defined in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"), the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "PSLRA") or in releases made by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), all as may be amended from time to time. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Great Lakes and its subsidiaries, or industry results, to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements that are not historical fact are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements can be identified by, among other things, the use of forward-looking language, such as the words "plan," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "project," "may," "would," "could," "should," "seeks," or "scheduled to," or other similar words, or the negative of these terms or other variations of these terms or comparable language, or by discussion of strategy or intentions. These cautionary statements are being made pursuant to the Exchange Act and the PSLRA with the intention of obtaining the benefits of the "safe harbor" provisions of such laws. Great Lakes cautions investors that any forward-looking statements made by Great Lakes are not guarantees or indicative of future performance. Important assumptions and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those forward-looking statements with respect to Great Lakes, include, but are not limited to, risks associated with our ability to enter into a contract on terms reasonably satisfactory to us with a new shipyard regarding the construction of the ATB Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge and those factors, risks and uncertainties that are described in Item 1A "Risk Factors" of Great Lakes’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, and in other securities filings by Great Lakes with the SEC. Although Great Lakes believes that its plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by such forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from a projection or assumption in any forward-looking statements. Great Lakes' future financial condition and results of operations, as well as any forward-looking statements, are subject to change and inherent risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made only as of the date hereof and Great Lakes does not have or undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, subsequent events or otherwise, unless otherwise required by law. Contact: Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation Katie Hayes, Investor Relations @ 630-574-3012
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Confirms Commitment to Construction of ATB Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge
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