Crews have started to widen a Southeast Texas port to make way for bigger ships and more traffic.
Project manager Freeport LNG Development LP and Port Freeport on Tuesday announced work has begun on the $30 million project to widen the harbor channel.
Freeport LNG in August reached an agreement with Illinois-based Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company LLC to widen the entrance and jetty sections from the current 400 feet to 600 feet. Officials say the dredging is not expected to interfere with ongoing shipping.
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The work is to be completed next May.
Freeport LNG owns and operates a regasification terminal near Freeport and is developing a nearby gas liquefaction and LNG export project.