In September the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded in contracts for the following work along the Texas coast:
- $26571750 awarded to Weeks Marine Inc. for deferred environmental restoration along the Houston Ship Channel. This contract will use material mined from the Houston Shipping Channel beneficially to construct marsh dikes at Atkinson Island and provide for additional placement area capacity for future dredging requirements while implementing marsh creation within Galveston Bay. In addition the work will resolve a navigation safety concern on the ship-ping channel.
- $3929700 awarded to Crosby Dredging LLC for pipeline dredging along the Gulf Intra-coastal Waterway (GIWW) Rollover Pass to Galveston Causeway. This contract will remove approximately 670000 cubic yards of maintenance material from the GIWW. Approximately 140000 cubic yards will be used beneficially to nourish the beach west of Rollover Pass.
- $2241800 awarded to Orion Marine Construction Inc. for unrestricted procurement for the Matagorda Ship Channel Texas Channel to Port Lavaca in Calhoun County Texas. This contract will dredge shoaled sediment from the Matagorda Ship Channel to Port Lavaca and also the Matagorda Ship Channel to the Harbor of Refuge. The contractor is required to remove approximately 1.4 million cubic yards of dredged material from the Matagorda Ship Channel to Port Lavaca and Lynn Bayou Turning Basin and approximately 800000 cubic yards of dredged material from the Harbor of Refuge North-South Basin and East-West Basin. In total approximately 2.2 million cubic yards of shoaled material is to be dredged and placed in open-water unconfined placement areas.
- $2593045 awarded to Affolter Contract ing Company for dredged material placement area work along the Houston Ship Channel in Harris County Texas. This contract will raise containment dikes at Rosa Allen Dredged Material Placement Area in order to facilitate future dredging operations.