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  • 14 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Port of Houston has used dredging to restore marshes and other beneficial use sites in the Galveston Bay area. As a component of the 1998 congressionally authorized project to deepen and widen of the Houston-Galveston Navigation Channels (HGNC), the silt, sand, shell and clay dredged during the expansion and subsequent channel maintenance has been, and […]

  • 19 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Texas Trustee Implementation Group (Texas TIG) has released its first restoration plan. The restoration projects described in the plan address natural resource injuries resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The plan, consistent with the Trustees’ programmatic restoration plan, focuses on oysters and wetlands, coastal and nearshore habitats. The Texas Trustee Implementation Group Final 2017 Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment: Restoration […]

  • 11 January 2012

    The Galveston Bay Foundation met with officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District last week to view and discuss a dredging project near Carancahua Point in West Galveston Bay on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. GBF and many local fishermen have been concerned about the dredge material being placed upon seagrasses that have […]

  • 30 November 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $7,756,320 to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company for dredging of the Houston Ship Channel. The contractor is required to remove approximately 2.2 million cubic yards of material using a pipeline dredge in Galveston Bay near Kemah, Texas.  “This dredge […]

  • 3 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    On March 30, USACE Galveston District awarded a $16.9 million contract to Great Lakes Environmental and Infrastructure LLC of Rocklin, California, for repairs and raises to the Port Arthur Coastal Storm Risk Management System. “This contract is a major milestone for the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay, Texas Coastal Storm Risk Management and Ecosystem Restoration […]

  • 2 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Over the past few years, Rice University experts have been working on a new hurricane-protection options for the Houston-Galveston region. Past discussions focused on constructing a floodgate at the mouth of either Galveston Bay or the Houston Ship Channel. Rice University has just presented a third alternative: a mid-bay gate halfway between the previously discussed sites. In […]

  • 13 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    New structural and nonstructural solutions could better protect the Houston-Galveston region from the impact of hurricanes and severe storms, according to a research paper by energy, engineering and environmental law experts at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.  The paper, “Legal Issues in Hurricane Damage Risk Abatement,” examines various alternatives for mitigating floods and […]

  • 29 November 2009
    Project & Tenders

    FREEPORT — Containers of sediment soon will connect Freeport with a Civil War-era gunboat sunken 146 years ago in Galveston Bay… Source: The Facts, November 29, 2009;

  • 23 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) recently partnered with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, to conduct a field-based Engineering With Nature Workshop to demonstrate the application of native plant species to support engineering objectives. The workshop demonstrated how best to maximize environmental benefits of nature-based features to enhance the structural integrity of […]

  • 21 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Ducks Unlimited (DU) recently received $125,000 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) managed Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund to coordinate a restoration project for part of the Galveston Bay system. The Greens Lake Marsh Restoration Project will seek to remedy harm to natural resources resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, as mandated […]

  • 16 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Army Corps’ Galveston District, has received a signed Chief of Engineers Report (Chief’s Report) for the proposed Jefferson County Ecosystem Restoration Project. According to the Corps, the report outlines the feasibility of providing shore protection and related improvements between Sabine Pass and the entrance to Galveston Bay, Texas, in the interest of protecting and […]

  • 7 June 2012

    The Port of Houston Authority is considering a Galveston Bay construction project, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Port of Houston Authority proposes to use a hydraulic pipeline dredge to deepen and widen the Bayport Ship Channel, deepen the Turning Basin, deepen a portion […]

  • 25 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The USACE Galveston District will host two public meetings to provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the Coastal Storm Risk Reduction and Ecosystem Restoration Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement. These meetings will be conducted in coordination with the Texas General Land Office and as part of the Sabine Pass to […]

  • 15 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    A truly unique article entitled “Reducing shoaling in the Texas Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) and erosion of Barrier Islands along West Galveston Bay” has won this year’s IADC Young Author Award. This project utilized a Regional Sediment Management (RSM) approach in an attempt to quantify the source of sediments, develop a conceptual design and associated […]

  • 30 November 2012

    Galveston Park Board approves $4.2 million beach renourishment project on Galveston Island, reports chron.com. Beach renourishment project is scheduled to begin in September. The project includes replenishment of a mile-long beach area from the end of the Galveston Seawall to Park Board-run Dellanera Park. Galveston Island is a barrier island on the Texas Gulf Coast […]

  • 22 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District partnered with the Galveston Park Board of Trustees to launch the implementation of the Sand Management Cost Shared Study. The district and the Galveston Park Board of Trustees pursued a sand management cost-shared study following the establishment of a partnership last year to develop a science-based sand […]

  • 30 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    CJW Construction Inc., from Santa Ana, California, has won an $8.3 million firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance dredging of the Houston ship channel. Work will be performed in Houston, Texas, with an estimated completion date of September 30, 2015. Bids were solicited via the Internet with four received. The Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, is the […]

  • 29 September 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Orion Group Holdings, Inc. (ORN) late yesterday announced a contract award of approximately $16 million for a dredging project in Texas. According to the release, ORN’s Marine segment won a contract from USACE to provide dredging services in Galveston, Texas. “This award adds further visibility into the utilization of our dredge fleet for 2021,” said […]

  • 13 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In conjunction with the opening of hurricane season, volunteer members of the Bay Area Coastal Protection Alliance (BACPA), along with government, community and industry leaders, recently introduced a storm surge protection concept designed to save the entire Houston-Galveston region from a direct hit by a hurricane. “In 2008, Hurricane Ike caused loss of life and […]

  • 16 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $209,000 to Quaternary Resources Investigations LLC, for core drilling, soil sampling and laboratory testing of soil conditions in Orange and Jefferson counties, Texas. The contractor is required to obtain 23 core borings and 14 cone penetrometer tests to gather preliminary […]

  • 25 July 2012

    Port officials hope to receive a response as early as this week on an application to deepen and widen a 3.5-mile waterway that links to the main Houston Ship Channel, and possibly to create an artificial marsh from dredge spoils, informs chron.com. The Houston Ship Channel was designed to carry ships at a maximum depth […]

  • 22 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Galveston District leaders met with Southeast Texas and South Texas Congressional members in the District of Columbia earlier this month, during Texas Water Days. Members received updates on the Buffalo Bayou Tributary and Resiliency Study’s upcoming public meetings scheduled for late April and early May. This study explores a […]

  • 6 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Texas Gulf Coast is a national treasure from both an economic and environmental standpoint. Attracting millions of tourists to the coastline annually, the Texas Gulf Coast also serves as an important hub for fishing, provides habitat for millions of migratory birds and is home to four of the top 10 ports in the nation, […]

  • 11 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $3,583,500 to Orion Marine Construction Inc., for the maintenance dredging of the Texas City Channel in Galveston County, Texas. The contractor is required to remove approximately 936,000 cubic yards of dredged material from the Texas City Channel in the coming […]

  • 16 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Galveston District and the Jefferson County Drainage District No. 7 (DD7) are set to begin construction of the Port Arthur and Vicinity Coastal Storm Risk Management Project (CSRM). This construction project within the Southwestern Division’s Storm Reconstruction and Risk Reduction Program, will increase protection and provide resiliency to the […]

  • 27 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Orange County Commissioners met with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s senior leaders yesterday for an update on the $3.9 Billion Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay and Texas Coastal Storm Risk Management project. The project will include construction of 27 miles of new levees and flood walls in Orange County, Texas, and result […]