Houston Ship Channel Expansion – Project 11

Houston, TX
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Widening the Houston Ship Channel to serve the needs of a growing global economy, sustaining Port Houston’s growth for future expansions and shipping needs

Weeks was recently awarded one of two contracts for the Port of Houston Authority to widen 8.3 miles of the Houston Ship Channel and 4 miles of the Bayport Ship Channel. Hydraulic cutter work will be performed with our 30-inch hydraulic cutter suction dredge the C.R. McCaskill. Notable challenges include working within one of the busiest waterways in the nation, dredging new work material from these channels and constructing a Three Bird Island Marsh habitat in Trinity Bay. When completed these islands will include 6 acres of bird habitat 5.4 acres of oyster reef wave trips and 11,550 linear feet of armored dikes connecting the 3 bird islands. This project helps Port Houston meet growing demand for more cargo and bigger ships. Learn more about Project 11 here.

Houston, TX
Port of Houston Authority
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Capital Dredging, Navigation Improvement, Beneficial Use, Sustainability, Dredging
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