Manson Construction Secures $5.2M Dredging Contract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, recently awarded a contract to Manson Construction in the amount of approximately $5.2 million for maintenance dredging within the Entrance Channel of the Sabine-Neches Waterway, Texas.

A hopper dredge will remove around 3.15 million cubic yards of sediment from the Sabine-Neches Waterway Entrance Channel beginning in September 2016 and is scheduled to be completed in December 2016.

The Sabine Neches Waterway serves as an irreplaceable link in our nation’s energy and military transportation network,” said Deputy Chief Christopher Frabotta, USACE Galveston’s Operations Division. “The waterway not only links to an extensive pipeline system that supplies fuel to communities and businesses across the country, it supports more than 100,000 permanent jobs and pumps billions of dollars into the economy each year to stimulate economic development in Texas.”

According to Frabotta, the Corps Galveston District partnered with the Sabine Neches Navigation District to maintain the waterways and facilitate and sustain commerce in the ship channel for Southeast Texas and the nation.

The Sabine Neches Waterway provides deep water navigation from the Gulf of Mexico to various port facilities including the Port Beaumont (ranked 4th in domestic and foreign tonnage), the Port Arthur (ranked 20th in domestic and foreign tonnage), and the Port Orange.

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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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