Suction hopper dredge M/V Glenn Edward, the newest and largest hopper dredge in the U.S., has been removing material from Galveston Harbor.
The vessel was working to maintain the channel depth at its currently authorized 45 feet as part of an option that was exercised on the existing fiscal year 2013 Galveston Entrance Channel contract.
During the project, the dredge removed approximately 1.7 million cubic yards from Galveston Harbor.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District plays a key role in America’s well-being by keeping waterways open for navigation and commerce. The District is directly responsible for maintaining more than 1,000 miles of channel, including 270 miles of deep draft and 750 miles of shallow draft. Dredges are constantly at work keeping vital marine arteries open for waterborne traffic.