Company to remove close to 3 million cubic yards of sediment from waterways in Texas and Louisiana.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District has awarded a contract to Manson Construction Co. for $8.76 million for maintenance dredging of the Sabine-Neches Waterway, Port Arthur Canal, turning basin, junction area and Taylors Bayou in Jefferson and Orange counties, Texas, and Cameron Parish, La.
Manson, based in Seattle, is required to remove about 2.9 million cubic yards of sediment from the Sabine-Neches Waterway using a pipeline dredge. The project is expected to begin in mid-October 2012 and is expected to be completed by June 2013.
The remainder of the contract is expected to be awarded in October 2012 with fiscal year 2013 funds.
“The Sabine Neches Waterway serves as an irreplaceable link in our nation’s energy and military transportation network,” says Christopher Frabotta, deputy chief of USACE’s Galveston’s operating division.
“The waterway not only links to an extensive pipeline system that supplies fuel to communities and businesses across the country, it supports more than 100,000 permanent jobs and pumps billions of dollars into the economy each year to stimulate economic development in Texas,” he adds.
According to Frabotta, the USACE Galveston District partners with the Sabine Neches Navigation District to maintain the waterways and facilitate and sustain commerce in the ship channel. The Sabine Neches Waterway provides deep water navigation from the Gulf of Mexico to various port facilities including the Port of Beaumont, the Port of Port Arthur and the Port of Orange.