Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 13, 2013



Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-33225   20-5336063
(State or other jurisdiction of   (Commission   (I.R.S. Employer
Incorporation or Organization)   File Number)   Identification No.)

2122 York Road

Oak Brook, Illinois 60523

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(630) 574-3000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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Item 8.01. Other Events.

On August 8, 2013, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (the “Company”) announced that the Company was the low bidder on an $81 million coastal restoration project in Louisiana that will commence dredging in the first quarter of 2014 and contribute to 2014 results. On August 13, 2013, the State of Louisiana, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (“CPRA”) notified the Company that the CPRA had rejected the Company’s bid for failure to complete a unit price line item of the bid form and that the project will be re-advertised in the near future. On August 14, 2013, the Company filed a lawsuit in the Nineteenth Judicial District Court for the Parish of East Baton Rouge, Louisiana to compel the CPRA to issue the contract to the Company. The Company intends to continue to pursue the project.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: August 14, 2013       /s/ William S. Steckel
      William S. Steckel
      Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer