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Callan Marine has dredged thousands of miles of waterway in the Gulf Coast region to keep our customers productive.



 We appreciate our natural resources and work with customers to restore the natural beauty and function to coastal areas.



 We construct and maintain levees for the important task of protecting the lives and property of those who call the Gulf Coast home.


Army Selects 19 Firms for $495M Dredging, Shore Protection Support Contract

Nineteen companies have won positions on a five-year, $495M contract to support the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in dredging and shore protection projects.

USACE received 24 bids for the firm-fixed-price contract, which runs through April 2024, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

Read full article online.


The American Dredging Industry and the Jones Act

During the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in 2017, Callan Marine of Galveston, Texas was one of the first dredging companies onsite to help with the emergency.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recognized the effort of the U.S. dredgers, commenting that after the hurricane there were more dredges in Texas channels than anyone can remember.

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U.S. Dredging Companies Maintain America’s Strategic Seaports

Just this past year, U.S. Jones Act dredging companies maintained, deepened or widened strategic seaports around the nation.  Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD) is nearly finished with the Delaware River Deepening Project that will allow neo/post-Panamax vessels to visit the Port of Philadelphia.  During the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in 2017, Colonel Lars Zetterstrom, commander of the Galveston District of the Army Corps of Engineers said, “We’ve never seen this amount of active survey vessels or dredges working in the Texas navigation channels at one time.” Callan Marine of Galveston, Texas was one of the first dredging companies onsite to help with the emergency. The channels and harbors in Charleston, South Carolina and Jacksonville, Florida are continuously being maintained. They are also in the latter stages of widening and deepening projects.  The dredging companies involved in Florida and South Carolina include Weeks Marine, Dutra Group, Manson Construction Co., GLDD, and Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting. Cottrell Contracting is one of the predominant dredging companies maintaining channel access for sensitive naval air stations such as Norfolk Harbor in Virginia.

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The FEMA funded emergency dredging of the West Fork of the San Jacinto River near Kingwood, Texas, is nearing its completion.

USACE Galveston District has just released the latest project update, saying that as of April 11, 652 tons of woody debris and 1,547,000 cubic yards of sand has been dredged from the river.

The project, undertaken by Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, began on September 20, 2018, and is expected to be completed by the end of May 2019.

By the completion date, it is estimated that 720 tons of woody debris and 1,684,000 cubic yards of sand will be removed from this 2 mile stretch of the San Jacinto River.


General MacArthur Recognized by Dredging Contractors of America

Callan Marine was recognized by Dredging Contractors of America for our upcoming dredge, the General MacArthur. The General MacArthur is a massive 32-inch suction cutter dredge currently under construction at C&C Shipyard in Belle Chase, Louisiana.

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Callan Marine Announces Receipt of US Army Corps of Engineers GIWW Award

Callan Marine announced today the receipt of a $6.375 MM award on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW).

The project, administered by the US Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, will engage Callan Marine to dredge along the GIWW from Freeport to Upper Matagorda Bay, Texas and Channel to Palacios, Texas, and San Bernard River Channel, Texas, and Colorado River Channel, Texas in Brazoria, Matagorda, and Calhoun Counties, Texas.

The project is significant to the GIWW in keeping the important maritime highway safe for ship traffic. The project will be completed by the General Patton, one of Callan Marine’s cutter suction dredges.


San Jacinto River Dredging Program on the Way

The U.S Army Corps of Engineers’ contractors launched a 27 ton dredger last Thursday into the San Jacinto River as preparations continue for emergency dredging and debris removal along the West Fork of the river.

Two dredgers, measuring 90 feet long, 25 feet wide, were transported in and are being reassembled with dredging set to start September 6, 2018.

Recreational boaters should exercise extreme caution along the river from Highway 59/69 to West Lake Houston Parkway and areas of Lake Houston,” USACE said in their latest release.

The $69.8 million emergency project, located near Kingwood, Texas, involves dredging and debris removal of 1.8 million cubic yards of sediment that has contributed to recent flooding in the area.

This emergency cleanup program was awarded to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD) on July 6, 2018 and covers about two miles of the West Fork of the San Jacinto River. See the full article online. 

Texas Parks and Wildlife Reef Deployment

Callan Marine creates innovative marine construction solutions - like these artificial reefs, deployed off the Texas coastline, helping to sustain and protect aquatic wildlife for generations to come. 

San Jacinto River Dredging Update

Callan Marine is partnered with Great Lakes Dredging to restore a 2 mile-long stretch of the San Jacinto River to its pre-Harvey state. These aerial images were taken recently to show progress made on the project.

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Dredging Roundtable - U.S. Dredgers Weigh in on Infrastructure,
U.S. Capabilities and the road ahead.

Domestic dredging firms face many challenges in the
coming months and years. At the same time, opportunities
abound in a market and political climate that
seems to beg for infrastructure upgrades, especially when it
comes to harbors and inland waterways. Weighing in this edition
on all of that – and more – are three U.S.-based dredging
firms; Callan Marine, Cashman Dredging, and Weeks Marine.

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Great Lakes Announces Receipt of $70 Million San Jacinto Award

OAK BROOK, Ill., July 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation ("Great Lakes") (GLDD), the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of environmental and infrastructure services announced today the receipt of a $69.8 million award on the San Jacinto River in Houston, Texas. 

Read the full release in our News & Media section. 

Callan Marine Offers Turnkey Dredging Solutions


Callan Marine is able to customize a wide array of cost-effective, turnkey services for our clients in both the public and private sectors. With every project, we strive to go above and beyond our customers’ expectations — no matter how complex or challenging the assignment.


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