The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District has signed a feasibility cost sharing agreement (FCSA) with the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) to initiate a new start study for Honolulu Harbor.
The Honolulu Deep Draft Harbor Modification Feasibility Study will investigate alternatives to improve ship navigation efficiency, reduce transportation costs, maintain safety in Honolulu Harbor and improve the resilience of Harbor operations to meet the demand for goods in Hawaii and U.S. territories in the Pacific.
“The new agreement with the Army Corps is of great importance. Billions of dollars in goods come in through Honolulu Harbor every day. Hawaii’s largest harbor is crucial for the state and the entire South Pacific,” said Jade Butay, Hawaii Department of Transportation Director. “Maintaining and upgrading Honolulu Harbor is a top priority for HDOT, and this new partnership with USACE will help us focus on this critical infrastructure.”
“This agreement emphasizes our collaborative partnership with HDOT and supports our mission to deliver engineering solutions to the state of Hawaii and across the Indo-Pacific for generations to come,” commented Lt. Col. Ryan Pevey, USACE Honolulu District Commander.
The FCSA was signed recently by Honolulu District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commander Lt. Col. Ryan Pevey and HDOT Director Jade Butay initiating the start of the feasibility study.
The study is estimated to cost a minimum of $3 million, cost shared 50/50 between HDOT and USACE, and take a minimum of three years to complete.