Corpus Christi Port channel to be widened

(Credit: Jay Phagan)

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company has won a £92m contract for the deepening and widening of the access channel at the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas.

The dredging operation will bring the stretch of water, Corpus Christi Ship Channel (CCSC) from 14.3 to a depth of 16.5 m mean lower low water (MLLW), going as deep as 17 m in some areas.

“Great Lakes Dredge & Dock is excited to have won the competitive bid for the first phase of the Corpus Christi Deepening project,” said Lasse Petterson, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company CEO.

“The award of this first dredging contract is without a doubt the most important development we will see in 2019,” said Charles Zahn, Port of Corpus Christi Commission chairman. “Building critical infrastructure for the energy sector is our primary mission and will allow larger vessels access to much needed export facilities, safely and responsibly.”