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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Selects Contractor for $92M Dredging Project at Port Corpus Christi

The dredging will increase Port Corpus Christi's depth from 47 feet to 54 feet from the jetties at the entrance of the ship channel to Harbor Island and will deepen the ship channel into the Gulf of Mexico to 56 feet.

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has awarded a $92 million construction contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. LLC at Port Corpus Christi. The Illinois-based contractor will deepen and widen the Corpus Christi Ship Channel from the Gulf of Mexico to Harbor Island as part of the port’s Channel Improvement Project. The dredging will increase the depth from 47 feet to 54 feet from the jetties at the entrance of the ship channel to Harbor Island and will deepen the ship channel into the Gulf of Mexico to 56 feet. As one of the larger dredging companies in the United States, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock has worked on high-profile projects that include the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill cleanup and the deepening of the Port Miami harbor. Situated on the western Gulf of Mexico with a 36-mile channel, Port Corpus Christi is the fourth largest port in the United States in total tonnage and is the leading U.S. crude oil export port. Through the first three quarters of 2018, exports at Port Corpus Christi increased 5 percent year-over-year. No timeline was given for the completion of the dredging project.

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