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  • 13 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will complete engineering and design resulting in a set of plans and specification ready for solicitation to deepen the last 2,571 feet the Galveston Ship Channel to 46 feet under a design agreement signed with the Galveston Wharves yesterday. If Federal construction funding is received, channel dredging could initiate […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Gulf Coast Chapter 2019 Conference kicked off yesterday in San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center in Galveston, Texas. Dredging is vital to the Texas coast and ports, and as a Galveston based dredging company, Callan Marine is excited to welcome all the participants and sponsors to this important annual dredging […]

  • 1 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Board of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) has announced that their Fall 2019 conference will be held at the San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center in Galveston, Texas, from Tuesday, November 12th, through Thursday, November 14, 2019. The meeting will provide a forum for the exchange of information […]

  • 18 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Callan Marine has just announced that they will work from mid-September through October to pump and pipe silt to the Port of Galveston’s 240-acre dredge spoil area on Pelican Island. “Annual dredging is part of the ongoing maintenance we do to keep the port competitive,” the Port of Galveston said in their latest press release. […]

  • 27 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Galveston has begun replacing hundreds of thousands of cubic yards of sand that were eroded from its beaches during Hurricane Harvey, working to make the city safer from future storms and bolster its tourism industry. FEMA’s Public Assistance program is providing 90% of the funding for three Galveston beach restoration projects whose combined cost exceeds […]

  • 21 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District awarded a $20.9 million contract Tuesday to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, LLC for maintenance dredging of the Galveston Entrance, Outer, and Inner Bar Channels and Houston Ship Channel Bolivar Roads to Redfish Reef, Texas. “The contractor is required to remove approximately 2.4 million cubic yards […]

  • 10 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    The USACE’s Galveston District has partnered with the Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM), Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (GoM OCS) Region, Texas General Land Office (TGLO), and the Offshore Operators Committee (OOC), to conduct a GoM sediment resource-offshore infrastructure two-day partnering workshop on November 29 and 30, 2018.  The intent was for synchronizing […]

  • 6 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves formally announced on Wednesday, December 5 that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. setting out the general terms for a new long-term business agreement for the development and operation of a new cruise terminal. While specific designs and costs […]

  • 29 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Galveston District Annual Dredging Meeting will be held on November 8, 2018, according to the Army Corps. The meeting takes place at the Galveston District Headquarters building; 2000 Fort Point Road, Galveston, Texas 77550. The purpose of the meeting is to present the FY 2019 and FY 2020 proposed dredging and planning schedules to various Federal and State […]

  • 25 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Partrac GeoMarine, the Houston-based Marine Survey and Coastal Consultancy company, will take part in this year’s national American Shore and Beach Preservation Association’s (ASBPA) annual meeting ‘Resilient Shorelines for Rising Tides’ at Galveston, Texas, from October 30th through November 2nd. Partrac GeoMarine’s Technical Director, Dr. Kevin Black, and Sediment Tracing Specialist, Dr. Jack Poleykett will […]

  • 4 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth, Texas, recently awarded a contract for maintenance dredging of the Galveston Harbor and Channel. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, the $10.1 million contract was given to Manson Construction Co. of Seattle, Washington, on September 28th 2018. During the works, the contractor will remove over 1 million […]

  • 9 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, clarified last week additional work that it plans to accomplish with the funding provided for disaster recovery in Public Law 115-123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law February 9, 2018. “We look forward to serving our community and Nation in executing the high priority […]

  • 25 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    Hurricane Harvey left its mark on much of the Texas coast, leaving at least $100 billion in damages, but it very likely worsened a problem that has been plaguing the coast for years – beach erosion. How much erosion occurred is still being determined, said a Texas A&M University at Galveston expert. Jens Figlus, assistant […]

  • 17 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, hosted the Summer 2017 Stakeholder Partnering Forum, on August 15-16 at its district headquarters. The Galveston District conducts semi-annual stakeholder partnering forums with non-federal sponsors, customers and agency partners to collaborate on best practices regarding several Corps programs. These programs include ecosystem restoration, flood risk management, maintaining […]

  • 19 May 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, Galveston Park Board, City of Galveston officials and parts of the Federal Emergency Management Agency yesterday celebrated the completion of the largest beach nourishment project in TX history. Ribbon cutting ceremony for the $19.5 million Galveston nourishment project, which started back in January and is now complete, was held at […]

  • 6 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, will host an Industry Day for small business government contractors April 20, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the district’s headquarters in Galveston, Texas. The purpose of the event is to present upcoming work for fiscal year 2018, help small businesses navigate through the contracting process, […]

  • 29 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Galveston’s third phase of beach nourishment is wrapping up and that means crews will begin the process of removing the pipe used to complete the project, according to the City of Galveston’s latest announcement. Around 1 million cubic yards of sand have been pumping since early January widening the beaches by up to 150 feet […]

  • 23 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, recently awarded a contract in the amount of $8.9 million to Manson Construction Co., for routine maintenance dredging of the Houston-Galveston Entrance Channel and Houston Ship Channel main channel. “Contract options in the amount of $4.7 million are anticipated to be awarded to perform additional maintenance dredging […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Manson Construction Company of Seattle, Washington, has won an $8.9 million contract for a maintenance dredging project in Galveston, Texas. According to the U.S. Department of Defense’s announcement, Manson will perform hopper dredging in the Galveston Inner and Outer Bar, Entrance and Houston Ship Channel from Bolivar Roads to Redfish Reef. The estimated completion date […]

  • 10 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The third and final phase of the $19.5 million project that will replenish more than three miles of beach along Galveston’s seawall between 12th and 61st streets is currently underway. During the scheme, more than 1 million cubic yards of sand will be place along Galveston historic seawall. This beach fill project, conducted by Weeks […]

  • 23 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, hosted a one-day Stakeholder Partnering Forum on February 22, 2017, to address USACE policy, programs, authorities and business process developments. James Dalton, USACE director of Civil Works, provided the keynote address. The event’s theme was “Strengthen the Foundation, Deliver the Program and Achieve the Vision,” consistent with […]

  • 14 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, will host a one-day Stakeholder Partnering Forum on February 22, 2017, to address USACE policy, programs, authorities and business process developments. James Dalton, USACE director of Civil Works, will provide the keynote address. “This forum provides us with an opportunity to meet with non-federal sponsors, customers and […]

  • 17 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    A $19.5 million Galveston beach nourishment project that will replenish and expand seawall beaches from 12th to 61st streets is finally underway, reported the Park Board of Trustees. This beach fill project, conducted by Weeks Marine Inc., is being funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Texas General Land Office, and the City of Galveston. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, will host a one-day Stakeholder Partnering Forum August 4th 2016, from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., to introduce the district’s new commanding officer, Col. Lars Zetterstrom, and discuss Southeast Texas Flood Risk Management partnering successes, challenges and opportunities during the 2015-2016 floods. “This forum provides us with […]

  • 13 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    The USACE, Galveston District, has awarded a contract to SOL Engineering Services LLC for the collection and analyses of water and sediment samples from the federally-maintained Matagorda Ship Channel entrance channel. According to Lisa Finn, an environmental project manager with the USACE Galveston District’s Navigation Branch, the contract requires collection and analyses of sediment including […]

  • 3 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, will meet today with non-federal sponsors, customers and agency partners to collaborate on best practices regarding programs ranging from environmental to flood risk management, dredging the Texas coast and regulatory oversight of U.S. waters during a Stakeholder Partnering Forum in Galveston. “Several non-federal sponsors are scheduled to provide […]