Search results for: Brownsville Ship Channel

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  • 19 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Brownsville, Texas, is closer to deepening the Brownsville Ship Channel after receiving a key permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on June 6 to advance the Brazos Island Harbor Channel Improvement Project (BIH) to its construction phase. This permit is the latest milestone in the port’s effort to deepen the […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters in Washington, DC, the Civil Works Review Board approved the release of the Brazos Island Harbor (BIH) Channel Improvement Project Final Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment. The panel unanimously agreed that the BIH feasibility study can proceed to State and Agency review. This action by the Civil […]

  • 2 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, began a $2,455,000 maintenance dredging contract yesterday to relieve channel draft restrictions in the Brazos Island Harbor (Brownsville Ship Channel) navigation project. “Unanticipated shoaling within the federal ship channel prompted the Brazos Santiago Pilots Association (Brownsville Harbor pilots) to issue a draft restriction limiting vessels calling the […]

  • 23 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $3,116,000 to Goodloe Marine Inc., a woman-owned small business, for maintenance dredging of the Brownsville Ship Channel in Cameron County, Texas. The contractor is required to remove approximately 333,200 cubic yards of shoal material using a pipeline dredge, with material […]

  • 14 March 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, has completed dredging of the Brownsville Ship Channel. (dvidshub) [mappress] Source: dvidshub, March 14, 2011;    

  • 21 June 2010

    The Port of Brownsville has completed dredging of the Brownsville Ship Channel, according to a port official.   [mappress] Source: brownsvilleherald, June 21, 2010;

  • 31 January 2011

    Dredging work at the Brownsville Shipping Channel and “beach nourishment” at South Padre Island are being delayed a few days since the … By STEVE CLARK (brownsvilleherald) [mappress] Source: brownsvilleherald, January 31, 2011;

  • 25 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    NextDecade, a Houston based liquefied natural gas (LNG) company, has entered into an agreement with the Port of Brownsville to deepen nearly half of Brownsville Ship Channel, the Texas Secretary of State’s office said in its latest announcement.  During their April 24th meeting, NextDecade CEO, Matt Schatzman, signed the deal to privately fund the deepening […]

  • 20 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    President Barack Obama recently signed into law the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, authorizing the Brownsville Ship Channel deepening project, making it eligible for federal funding. The Brazos Island Harbor Channel Improvement Project was one of 28 water infrastructure projects nationwide included in the WRDA and submitted by the U.S. Army Corps of […]

  • 3 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, has awarded a contract in the amount of around $7 million to RLB Contracting Inc., for maintenance dredging of the Brownsville Ship Channel and Turning Basin and Port Isabel Channel and Turning Basin in Cameron County, Texas. The contractor is required to remove two million cubic yards […]

  • 19 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, announced yesterday it will solicit a rapid response maintenance dredging contract, with the bid opening the week of March 3, to address critical shoaling and perform maintenance dredging within the Brazos Island Harbor (Brownsville Harbor) jetty channel. Unexpected shoaling (sandy elevation of the bottom of a body […]

  • 17 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In a year filled with budget cuts, hiring freezes, a reduction in staffing and a government shutdown, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District worked diligently to increase understanding of the Corps’ mission of providing vital public engineering services in peace and war to strengthen the nation’s security, energize the economy and reduce risks […]

  • 28 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, began work on a $14.5 million jetty repair project at the entrance to the Brownsville Ship Channel with scheduled completion in 2014. Jetties, also known as stone breakwaters, minimize wave action along the shoreline and prevent sediment from filling the entrances to ship channels along the Texas […]

  • 4 March 2011

    Discolored sand being placed on an isolated area in Isla Blanca Park from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District’s Brownsville Ship Channel dredging and beach… (dvidshub) [mappress] Source: dvidshub, March 4, 2011;  

  • 21 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ trailing suction hopper Dredge Wheeler is about to undergo major repairs, according to the FedBizOpps. The $4.56 million drydocking and repair contract was awarded to World Marine of Alabama (WMA) on September 15, 2017. Since the Wheeler’s commissioning at Avondale Shipyards in 1982, WMA’s facility in Mobile, Alabama has drydocked and repaired the vessel on […]

  • 7 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Naismith Marine Services (NMS) has acquired a new vessel at an optimum time in the hydrographic surveying field. The vessel is a 22-foot C-Dory with a large cabin. It is rigged with a generator, A/C, and permanent over-the-side boom mount, Naismith said. Compared to Naismith’s other vessels, it is relatively small with very shallow draft. […]

  • 6 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The recently awarded maintenance dredging project for the Brazos Island Harbor (BIH) Jetty and Entrance channels in South Texas is about to begin, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District. Weeks Marine Inc. won this $6.5 million contract and will perform maintenance dredging of the BIH Jetty and Entrance channels. The contractor is required to remove approximately […]

  • 15 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dredging the Texas coast to keep navigation channels open for commerce and recreation often goes unnoticed, with many citizens not aware this vital process is taking place out in the Gulf of Mexico on a recurring basis. For David B. Boothby Jr., leaving a successful 31-year career in the private sector for a new position […]

  • 14 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The government-owned trailing suction hopper dredger WHEELER departed New Orleans in late November on its way to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District to perform an urgent maintenance dredging at the Freeport Harbor. The 45-day project included removal of approximately two million cubic yards of dredged material from the Freeport Entrance Channel, jetty […]

  • 7 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The USACE Galveston District is tasked with maintaining the Texas portion of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway to ensure this important component of the Texas and U.S. maritime system remains open for commerce. Working with the partners, the Texas Department of Transportation, Texas ports and organizations such as the Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association, the district keeps […]

  • 19 September 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    When it comes to communications on a ship, the ideal situation for crew members is when their shipboard communications, such as e-mail, the Internet, telephone and other applications, work much the way they do in their offices on land. This is an area that Product Manager, Defense Wide Transmission Systems, or PdM DWTS, part of […]

  • 12 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    USACE has introduced the latest article submission (What is ecosystem restoration?) in the continued series of these very important topics. Q. What is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Ecosystem Restoration Program? A. The USACE is comprised of approximately 30,000 civilian and military personnel, making it the world’s largest public engineering, design and construction management […]

  • 6 April 2012

    Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, speaking to a regional gathering of Gulf states harbor pilots, called for a “bias for action and a sense of urgency…for increased U.S. investment in waterways infrastructure and a national strategic policy to prepare and equip U.S. Ports in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Seaboard for increased cargo […]

  • 6 February 2012
    Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Signal Ship Repair (SSR), a division of Signal International, Inc., competitively bid and won a contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to repair and repower the Hopper Dredge WHEELER. SSR will provide engineering and marine services to perform engine replacement, auxiliary systems modifications, repair work, and testing of the Dredge WHEELER for the […]