Port of Morgan City Gets Additional $3 Million for Dredging

Photo by G. A. Volb/USACE

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced an additional $3 million in funding for the Port of Morgan City, located within the community of Morgan City in St. Mary Parish, LA.

The funds will be used to dredge the Atchafalaya River and Bayous Chene, Boeuf and Black.

Commenting the latest news, Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins said: “Having a properly maintained channel down to the Gulf of Mexico provides larger vessels access to the Port of Morgan City and promotes industrial growth in St. Mary Parish. This funding is essential to that mission.”

“There are billions of dollars in economic activity across South Louisiana that rely on properly dredged waterways and maintenance of our ports. My office will continue working with the Army Corps, port officials, and local industry partners to deliver wins like this for our state.”

According to the Port of Morgan City, this level of funding, along with a recently signed contract between Brice Civil Constructors, Inc. and the USACE New Orleans District to maintain the Atchafalaya Bar Channel, is expected to provide a 20’ deep by 400’ wide channel for the next 2 to 3 years.

Over the last two years, Congressman Higgins has worked with other members of the Louisiana delegation to help secure nearly $45 million for dredging projects in St. Mary Parish.

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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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