Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project Kicks Off

The long-awaited expansion of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel is now officially underway.

At a special ceremony that included area dignitaries and community partners, U.S. dredging contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock’s CEO Lasse Petterson kicked off this highly anticipated Channel Improvement Project Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

During the ceremony, the Port of Corpus Christi’s CEO Sean Strawbridge spotlighted the first dredges in the Gulf, marking a historic milestone in the United States’ progress to becoming the net exporter of the nation’s energy production.

The $92 million construction contract for the first phase of the channel improvement project was awarded to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock in late 2018.

The project includes deepening of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel from 47 to 54 feet and widening it from 400 to 530 feet.

The contract work will occur starting upstream of the Port Aransas Ferry Landing and extending 7.6 miles into the Gulf of Mexico.

Officials estimate that during the works, GLDD dredges will remove approximately 6.6 million cubic yards of material from the waterway.

According to USACE, the first of several contracts planned for the Corpus Christi Ship Channel is set for completion by mid-February 2020.

 

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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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