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.

 

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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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