Mayaguez Harbor PR

June 2021

FACT SHEET

Mayaguez Harbor, PR (O&M)
Operations and Maintenance
Congressional District: Puerto Rico

1. DESCRIPTION

The project is on the west coast of Puerto Rico, about 120 miles west of San Juan. The authorized project provides for an approach channel to the deep-water terminal, 30 feet deep, 1,000 feet wide at seaward end, decreasing to 500 feet width opposite westerly end of terminal, thence same width to easterly end of terminal.

2. FUNDING

a. P.L. 115-123: Bi-Partisan Budget Act of 2018, Supplemental:

Current Working Estimate $900,000
Allocation thru FY20 $900,000
Allocation for FY21 $0
 
b. P.L. 116-20: Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2019:
Current Working Estimate $4,700,000
Allocation for FY20 $4,700,000
Allocation for FY21 $0

 

3. SPONSOR

Puerto Rico Ports Authority
P.O. Box 2829
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936-2829

4. STATUS

The last maintenance dredging contract was performed in 1981. The harbor received damages from Hurricane Maria & Irma. As a result, Mayaguez Harbor received funding to remove shoaled material resulting from the storm impacts. The contract to dredge approximately 100k Cubic Yards of material was awarded in January 2020. Mayaguez Harbor is an option to the Base Contract awarded and the option is expected to be executed on June 2020. This effort was completed on November 2020.