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  • 22 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Charles W. Boustany has issued a statement after the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District released a new study measuring the economic impact of the Calcasieu Ship Channel at the local, state and national levels. “The Calcasieu Ship Channel supports job creation and economic growth not just in Southwest Louisiana, but across our entire […]

  • 8 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, has just released a photo of the dredge Mike Hooks working in the Calcasieu Ship Channel. The channel was formed by channelization of the Calcasieu River from Lake Charles to the Gulf of Mexico—36 miles—and an additional 32 miles out into the Gulf. It provides deep draft access […]

  • 15 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Next week (Thursday, June 21) the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority will participate in an informational meeting in Cameron Parish to overview the Calcasieu Salinity Control Measures Project, a Master Plan cornerstone project in the southwest coastal region. The purpose of the Calcasieu Salinity Control Measures project is to manage saltwater introduction into adjacent water […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Congressmen Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Charles Boustany (R-LA) have announced that Louisiana could receive millions to fund harbor maintenance and dredging projects. The Cassidy-Boustany amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations Act of 2014 will re-direct funds from the Department of Energy’s administrative offices to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to provide funding to […]

  • 18 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter has announced that the Office of Gulf Coast Restoration in the Department of the Treasury will be awarding a $16 million grant to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) under the RESTORE Act to aid in coastal restoration. Funds from this grant will be used for the engineering […]

  • 11 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has announced that construction is complete on the Oyster Bayou Marsh Creation and Terracing project in Cameron Parish. Located west of the Calcasieu Ship Channel near the Gulf of Mexico, this project used dredged sediment from the Gulf of Mexico to create and nourish approximately 600 acres of […]

  • 28 November 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has decided not to put dredging spoils from the Calcasieu Ship Channel into an open water site in Big Lake. Constant silting makes it necessary to dredge the ship channel in order to maintain a depth of 40 feet and a width of 400 feet from the Port of […]

  • 9 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards yesterday sent a letter to President Donald Trump detailing a list of high priority coastal protection infrastructure projects to be considered under the president’s executive order, Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals for High Priority Infrastructure Projects. Governor Edwards has proposed that the following five integrated coastal protection infrastructure projects for […]

  • 22 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Following an announcement by the Lake Charles River Pilots that the draft of the Calcasieu Ship Channel will be reduced because of insufficient funding to dredge the channel, U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., a Senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, is pressing the Administration to invest more in the nation’s waterways. The channel […]

  • 21 July 2020
    Business development, Infrastructure

    Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins’ amendment expediting access to viable dredge fill sites for the Calcasieu River & Pass project was added to the 2020 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) during a House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee markup last week. The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the full bill later this month. Due […]

  • 11 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Work is nearly complete on the Cameron-Creole Watershed Grand Bayou Marsh Creation project in Cameron Parish, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) reports. Using dredged material from Calcasieu Lake, this project restored almost 670 acres of marsh & nourished an additional 100 acres. This project is located in Region 4, Calcasieu-Sabine Basin, Cameron […]

  • 25 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Staff from the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) updated the CPRA Board on the quarterly progress report at the Board’s monthly meeting in Cameron yesterday. The report provides information about 67 active projects from around coastal Louisiana: 16 in construction, three in planning and 48 in engineering and design. Staff presented updates on several ongoing activities in […]

  • 16 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) has worked with the Louisiana delegation to draft four letters to the Army Corps of Engineers prioritizing the state’s dredging and harbor maintenance projects. The letters are addressed to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, and Lieutenant General Thomas Bostick, Chief of Engineers, […]

  • 8 September 2011

    U.S. Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD (R-South Louisiana) has announced a $401,851 Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) grant awarded by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) to Calcasieu Parish. This grant will fund the start of a marsh and pelican nesting habitat restoration project on Rabbit Island in Calcasieu Lake. […]

  • 24 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, has released its Southwest Coastal Louisiana Study Revised Integrated Draft Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for a 45-day public comment period. This report revises the draft “Southwest Coastal Louisiana Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement” previously released in December 2013 and contains […]

  • 16 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded over $1.6 million to the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority for a project that would create 392 acres of marsh land in southwest Louisiana. This project will help restore marsh land in shallow areas by using dredged material from the Calcasieu Ship Channel. “This project is […]

  • 10 February 2012

      U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu announced that the Army Corps of Engineers will provide $22.1 million in additional funding for major waterways in Louisiana. The decision comes after Sen. Landrieu and the Louisiana congressional delegation urged the Corps to provide the necessary investments in underfunded waterway projects in Louisiana. This announcement by the Corps […]

  • 19 July 2010
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Orion Marine Group, Inc. a leading heavy civil marine contractor serving the infrastructure sector, today announced a project award of approximately $26 million. Orion Marine Group’s wholly owned subsidiary, F. Miller Construction, LLC. recently received a project award from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to replace the fender system for the Interstate 210 […]

  • 23 September 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District recently awarded a $28.6 million contract to Mike Hooks LLC of Westlake, Louisiana, for the Calcasieu River Ship Channel maintenance dredging project. The channel was formed by channelization of the Calcasieu River from Lake Charles to the Gulf of Mexico—36 miles—and an additional 32 miles out […]

  • 18 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Seven major coastal restoration projects in Louisiana totaling more than half a billion dollars have been completed and paid for with settlement money resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Projects working their way toward construction this year or in years to come will use another $4.4 billion in settlement dollars. Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, awarded recently Mike Hooks Inc. of Westlake, Louisiana, with a $9.8 million contract for maintenance dredging of the Calcasieu River and Pass. The Calcasieu River is a 68 mile deep draft navigation channel located in southwest Louisiana. The Calcasieu River Ship Channel provides deep draft access to the Port […]

  • 17 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Governor Bobby Jindal and local officials yesterday highlighted a shoreline restoration project east of Holly Beach in Cameron Parish. The project is restoring miles of eroded beach devastated over many years, most recently as a result of Hurricanes Ike and Rita. The restoration project mines sand from federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico and […]

  • 12 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    As a result of the 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District received $103 million for operation and maintenance work on the Calcasieu River channel. “The Calcasieu River ship channel, serving nearly 50 companies operating in the Port of Lake Charles, is one of Nation’s most important deep-draft waterways,” […]

  • 2 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter, top Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee which has jurisdiction over the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, harshly criticized the Corps yesterday for not adequately dredging the Calcasieu River Ship Channel. The Corps has failed to maintain the channel to its authorized width and depth, which forced Lake Charles […]

  • 5 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles is conducting a Marine Casualty Investigation in collaboration with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Law Enforcement Division to determine the cause of Wednesday’s vessel allision with a dredge pipeline operating on the Calcasieu River Ship Channel near Hackberry, Louisiana. The incident resulted in one […]

  • 29 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (September 23-29, 2019).   Mike Hooks to Dredge Calcasieu River Ship Channel The US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District recently awarded a $28.6 million contract to Mike Hooks LLC of Westlake, Louisiana, for the Calcasieu River Ship Channel […]