Matthews Marine Nabs Houston Dredging Contract

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Matthews Marine Inc. from Pass Christian, Mississippi, has won a $10.6 million contract for emergency dredging of the Houston Ship Channel, including the Carpenters Bayou to Sims Bayou areas in Harris County, Texas.

Bids were solicited via the Internet with six received, reports the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

The work consists of dredging intermittent reaches of Houston Ship Channel that have shoaled as a result of Hurricane Harvey.

The work is located in nine reaches between Carpenters Bayou and Sims Bayou with a total estimated quantity of 824,500 cubic yards.

It is estimated that this dredging project will be completed no later than October 31, 2018.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, is the contracting activity.