Great Lakes Dredge gets $69 million San Jacinto contract

(OAK BROOK, Ill.) — Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp., the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of environmental and infrastructure services, announced Thursday the receipt of a $69.8 million award on the San Jacinto River in Houston, Texas.  

This project is the first major Houston-area flood-control project after Hurricane Harvey and will restore a two-mile stretch of the San Jacinto River to its pre-Harvey state. After the storm passed and flooding subsided, a sandbar remained blocking an important drainage route. The state of Texas requested emergency assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) which then chose to use the expertise of the United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District to manage the project. This project is one step in the local, state and federal governments’ efforts to reduce the risk of flooding in this community.

Great Lakes’ Rivers and Lakes Division will work with the Galveston District to dredge approximately 1.8 million cubic yards of material and has already begun mobilizing for this high priority project which will feature multiple portable dredges and booster pumps as well as 10 miles of slurry pipelines. Great Lakes will partner with Callan Marine of Galveston which will provide one of the dredges for the project. 

By Professional Mariner Staff