NextDecade has selected Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) to perform essential improvements to the Brownsville Ship Channel.
These improvements, which include the Channel deepening works, will enhance commercial navigation into and out of the Port of Brownsville, ensuring the safe and reliable access of LNG carriers to NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG facility.
Also, optimizing the ability of shallower draft traffic to pass LNG carriers in either direction – in accordance with U.S. Coast Guard guidelines – will be included in this plan.
NextDecade, in coordination with the Port of Brownsville, has completed the permitting process for the project activities within the scope of the Dredge and Disposal Construction Agreement (DDCA).
“We have finalized our contract for channel improvements with Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, the nation’s largest provider of marine dredging services,” said Matt Schatzman, NextDecade’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
“These improvements, to be completed without the use of public funds, will benefit existing Port tenants and pave the way for future development of the Port of Brownsville.”
“Great Lakes looks forward to partnering with NextDecade on this important project,” added Lasse Petterson, Great Lakes’ President and Chief Executive Officer.
“We are encouraged by the project’s commitment to the Port of Brownsville and we look forward to supporting this effort during our dredging program.
“This will be the largest project ever undertaken by Great Lakes and we anticipate adding this project to backlog once a Notice to Proceed is received.”