GLDD wins $157,4M Freeport dredging contract

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. (GLDD) has won a $157.4 million firm-fixed-price contract for new and maintenance hopper dredging of the Freeport Harbor Channel.

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Bids were solicited via the internet with three received, reports the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

Work will be performed in Freeport, Texas, with an estimated completion date of April 14, 2026.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, is the contracting activity.

Port Freeport is located approximately 60 miles south of Houston, Texas and, according to the Port , “The Freeport Harbor Channel was deepened to its current depth of 46 feet in the early 1990s. The Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project will further deepen the channel to authorized depths of 51-56 feet, making Port Freeport the deepest port in Texas and opening the state to larger ships.”

The Freeport Harbor Channel is is 7.5 miles from the pilot station to the inner harbor, and is the shortest channel on the Texas Gulf with direct access to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.