Texas City Dredging Contract Awarded (USA)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $3,583,500 to Orion Marine Construction Inc., for the maintenance dredging of the Texas City Channel in Galveston County, Texas.

The contractor is required to remove approximately 936,000 cubic yards of dredged material from the Texas City Channel in the coming weeks with an estimated completion date of March 2015.

Dredging the Port of Texas City is critical to ensuring waterborne commerce is able to continue to transport approximately 57 million tons of cargo annually,” said Paula Rankin Wise, USACE Galveston District operations manager.

Currently ranked 11th in the nation in short tons, the deepwater port services the largest petrochemical complex in the nation.”

According to Wise, all of the dredged material from this contract will be placed in the beneficial use placement area, Shoal Point PA 3, 4 and 5, located south of the channel in Galveston Bay.

Texas ports create nearly 1.4 million jobs generating $82.8 billion in personal income annually and remain an integral component to the state’s overall transportation system, creating a key linkage with highways, rail and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.

Press Release, September 11, 2014

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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