Galveston Dredging Program Set for May

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, recently awarded a contract in the amount of $8.9 million to Manson Construction Co., for routine maintenance dredging of the Houston-Galveston Entrance Channel and Houston Ship Channel main channel.

“Contract options in the amount of $4.7 million are anticipated to be awarded to perform additional maintenance dredging within the Houston-Galveston Entrance Channel and the Galveston Inner Harbor Channel,” USACE said in today’s press release.

Under the contract, approximately 3.75 million cubic yards of dredged material will be removed from these federal navigation channels, which will provide unrestricted navigation to the port facilities at Houston, Texas City and Galveston – ranked the 2nd, 15th and 51st ports in the nation, respectively.

“The Houston-Galveston Entrance Channel provides deep-water access from the Gulf of Mexico to the port facilities located in Houston, Texas City and Galveston,” said Chris Frabotta, chief of the USACE Galveston District Navigation Branch.

“In 2015, a total of 294.2 million tons of commercial cargo traversed through the Houston-Galveston Entrance Channel, equating to 11.6 percent of the nation’s total commercial maritime tonnage.”

The maintenance dredging using a trailing suction hopper dredger is scheduled to begin in mid May with completion expected in October 2017.

 

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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.

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

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