Hall Contracting was engaged to fill manmade borrow pits, as well undertake miscellaneous site improvement works. The project involved more than 365,000m3 of sand being dredged from the lagoon, which was used to fill borrow pits created during World War II by the United States Marine Corps, who originally used the material to build an airstrip. The pits were tidal, taking waste through the porous coral floor and into the lagoon. This affected the local ecosystem and health of the Tuvaluan people.
Tuvalu Borrow Pit Reclamation Project
Dredging sand to fill borrow pits and other site improvement works.