This article is included in these additional categories:

Bases & Infrastructure | Engineer Units | Other Corporation | USA

$9.4M to Dredge the Calcasieu Region in LA

For more on this and other stories, please consider purchasing a membership.
If you are already a subscriber, login to your account.
Mike Hooks, Inc. in Westlake, LA won a $9.4 million firm-fixed price contract for maintenance dredging of Louisiana’s Calcasieu River and pass between mile 17.0 to mile 23. The contract includes optional dredging of the main channel between miles 23 and 26.5 and between miles 26.5 and 29.3, optional dredging of Devil’s Elbow, optional dredging of Clooney Island loop, and optional dredging of Coon Island channel, Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes, LA. Work is to be performed at Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes, LA with an estimated completion date of Feb 20/09. Bids were solicited via the web with 3 bids received by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District in New Orleans, LA (W912P8-08-C-0059) The Calcasieu River is actually on the other side of the state from New Orleans, and matters most to the western port city of Lake Charles. Lake Charles is the 16th-largest seaport in the United States, the 4th-largest liner service seaport in the U.S. Gulf, and a major West Gulf container load center. The Calcasieu Ship Channel provides direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, and intersects the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway just north of Calcasieu Lake.

One Source: Hundreds of programs; Thousands of links, photos, and analyses

DII brings a complete collection of articles with original reporting and research, and expert analyses of events to your desktop – no need for multiple modules, or complex subscriptions. All supporting documents, links, & appendices accompany each article.


  • Save time
  • Eliminate your blind spots
  • Get the big picture, quickly
  • Keep up with the important facts
  • Stay on top of your projects or your competitors


  • Coverage of procurement and doctrine issues
  • Timeline of past and future program events
  • Comprehensive links to other useful resources