USACE Awards $7.7 Million Contract for Matagorda Dredging

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $7.7 million to Orion Marine Construction Inc., for dredging of additional reaches of the Matagorda Ship Channel in Matagorda and Calhoun counties, Texas.

The contractor is required to remove approximately 3.6 million cubic yards of dredged material from the Matagorda Ship Channel (from Matagorda Peninsula to Point Comfort) and the intersection of the Matagorda Ship Channel and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) beginning June 2016 with an estimated completion date of November 2016.

“Maintenance dredging is required annually to provide adequate channel availability for ships navigating the Matagorda Ship Channel,” said Aron Edwards, an operations manager in the USACE Galveston District’s Navigation Branch.

“All dredged material from the Matagorda Ship Channel will be placed in open-water, unconfined placement areas while the material from the intersection of the Matagorda Ship Channel and the GIWW will be used beneficially to nourish Sundown Island, a bird rookery island.”

According to Edwards, the contract will allow for the removal of approximately three million cubic yards of material from Matagorda Peninsula to Point Comfort and 629,000 cubic yards of material from the intersection of the Matagorda Ship Channel and the GIWW.

 

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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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