Manson Bags Freeport and Matagorda Dredging Deal

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Manson Construction from Seattle, Washington, has won an $11.5 million contract for the maintenance dredging works at the Freeport Harbor and Matagorda Ship Channel, according to the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) latest announcement.

Bids were solicited via the Internet with three received, DoD said.

Work will be performed in Galveston, Texas, with an estimated completion date of March 12, 2018.

The Matagorda Ship Channel was constructed in the 1960s to allow deep-draft vessels to travel between the Gulf of Mexico and Matagorda and Lavaca Bays.

The channel is part of Port of Port Lavaca – Point Comfort, a major sea port in the state and nation, and carries approximately 11.6 million tons of commerce annually.