PORT DEEPENING and WIDENING PROJECT HIGHLIGHT:

Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project – Corpus Christi, TX

Lasse Petterson, CEO of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company shakes hands with Sean Strawbridge, CEO of the Port of Corpus Christi. GLDD is commencing work on $380 million project to deepen and widen its ship channel to allow for two-way supertanker traffic.

PROJECT DETAILS

  • Project Client: Port of Corpus Christi, TX
  • Vessels: Ellis Island, Terrapin Island, Alaska, and Carolina

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

With more than 20 years in the making, GLDD kicks off this highly anticipated $380 million Channel Improvement Project, an undertaking that will deepen and widen the Corpus Christi Ship Channel from 47 to 54 feet and widen it from 400 to 530 feet. The first phase of dredging will begin upstream of the Port Aransas Ferry Landing and extend approximately 7.6 miles into the Gulf of Mexico. It is estimated that GLDD dredges will remove approximately 6.6 million cubic yards of dredge material from the waterway. Port officials expect a $39 billion economic impact as soon as everything is complete.

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