Coastal Systems provided design/build services for construction of 10 acres of artificial reefs offshore of Dania and Hollywood beaches in Broward County, Florida. The mitigation was required for impacts to the seabed from the planned Port Everglades beach restoration. The project consisted of placing 66,000 tons of limerock boulders utilizing a crane barge outfitted with precise positioning equipment to avoid impacts to the nearby living coral reef. Coastal Systems procured the bid by sourcing the boulders from Freeport in the Bahamas rather than using a Florida quarry-thus providing a cost effective solution for our client. The boulders were transported from Freeport using oceangoing barges. A crane barge was anchored in 15 - 20 feet of water approximately 500' off of the beach, with each boulder placed offshore in an exact GPS position according to regulatory requirements.
Coastal Systems provided an engineered approach to offshore construction with the following services: