Buckeye Ship Dock #1 Scour Protection

The Buckeye Ship Dock #1 Scour Protect project in the Port of Corpus Christi, TX required placing Rip-Rap rock as scour protection in 45 feet of water along about 600 feet of the Ship Dock’s sheet pile wall. Commercial Divers placed and secured a geotextile fabric on the harbor bottom. Then a 12” size Rip Rap stone was place as a “bedding stone” with a crane and clamshell bucket.

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Enterprise Products TX City Dock 11/12 Repairs

The Enterprise Products – TX City Dock 11/12 repair project consisted of installing 4 each 20” x 120’ long batter pile, cast-in-place concrete cap; a 2-piece 260 linear foot steel walkway; 900 square feet of underside concrete breasting dolphin repair; and replacing fender accessories. All work was completed while allowing for uninterrupted, active Enterprise operations.

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Port of Corpus Christi Authority Oil Dock 1 Structural Upgrades

This work generally includes the demolition of existing barge and ship breasting structures and associated walkways, modifications to the dock platform and mooring structures, as well as the construction of new breasting structures, walkways with lights, a new mooring structure, and performing maintenance repairs to various structures, dock house, and shoreline drainage.

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Port of Beaumont Grain Dock Replacement

The Port of Beaumont Grain Dock Replacement Project consists of three main phases; demolition of existing Bulmer Towers / Concrete Wharf, Dredging, and re-build a multi-purpose concrete dock. The scope of work for project generally includes: removal of 3 existing Bulmer Towers and supporting foundations, remove 600 LF of concrete wharf, fully extract piles, dredge / widen dock area, drive precast pile, cast-in-place concrete caps and deck, breasting / mooring dolphins, electrical service, and fire water system. The intent of the project is to provide the Port of Beaumont with a multi-purpose loading dock that can withstand the size of incoming vessels.

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USCG Pier November Recapitalization

This competitively bid subcontract was awarded for the Whiting-Turner design-build project for the United States Coast Guard in Charleston, South Carolina to demolish an existing 1,100 LF concrete pier and install a new 1,100 LF concrete pier to support 5 NSC Vessels.

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San Jose Cattle Company Rockport Harbor & San Jose Island Harbor Improvements

The scope of this project includes removing and disposing of the existing concrete panels and blocks, ramps, and wooden deck structures before installing 1751LF of steel pipe pile and steel sheet pile bulkhead combi-wall with concrete cap, as well as fenders and mooring accessories. This project also includes the installation of additional piling for finger piers.

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Marine Construction LEADER, Sean Vandedrinck, Joins Russell Marine's East Coast Leadership

Oct. 26, 2023

Senior Project Manager Sean Vandedrinck has joined Russell Marine’s operational leadership with nearly a decade of international experience in marine construction. Sean’s history of strong interpersonal relationships with all stakeholders coupled with his technical abilities have made him the strategic fit for Russell Marine’s East Coast endeavors in managing complex marine construction projects from Virginia along the East Coast to Florida and the upper Caribbean Basin. 

Since earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Ocean Engineering at Florida Institute of Technology, Sean has managed projects in some of the most challenging sites in the marine construction industry with DEME, Roen Salvage Marine Construction, and Orion Marine Construction – which was actually founded by Russell Marine’s CEO, Russell Inserra! Some of Sean’s most impressive projects have included offshore windfarms off the coast of Kent in the United Kingdom, an offshore water intake structure for a ski resort in Lutsen, MN, and construction of the berthing facility at Disney’s private island Castaway Cay, Bahamas.

Sean believes that the Construction industry, and, in particular, Marine Construction, offers a unique set of challenges no other industry can. His biggest motivator is researching, developing, and implementing solutions to see the final product efficiently and safely through to fruition. Sean was born in Ostend Belgium, raised on the Canary Islands, and moved to the United States in 2010. He enjoys offshore fishing and making memories with friends and family in his free time.

Russell Marine, LLC Establishes Permanent Presence in Coastal Bend Through Acquisition of JM Davidson Marine Branch

Nov. 21, 2022

Russell Marine, LLC has been a leader in the Texas Gulf Coast marine construction industry since its inception in 2010, seeing enough growth and success to add railroad and piling/heavy civil divisions in 2011 and 2021. This year has brought unprecedented opportunities to expand our capabilities and services throughout our target markets, especially the marine market in the Texas Coastal Bend Region.

Through Russell Marine, LLC’s emphasis on working together as a team with every stakeholder beginning with the bidding process through the final punch list, we have recognized the need to become a permanent local resource for the marine construction industry in Corpus Christi and the greater Coastal Bend region. Similarly, JM Davidson, Inc. has established itself as second to no other company in safety, quality, and productivity in each of its projects, achieving an established and trustworthy name for itself in the Texas Gulf Coast market.

In order to meet this local resource need and build on the successful foundation of both organizations, Russell Marine, LLC will acquire the marine division of JM Davidson, Inc. on Monday, November 21, 2022, at 11:59 pm. JM Davidson, Inc.’s marine construction arm will be acquired and rebranded as the Coastal Bend division of Russell Marine, LLC. With the acquisition of JM Davidson’s fleet, personnel, and property, Russell Marine, LLC is uniquely positioned to better meet the needs of its Coastal Bend Region customers and increase its market share and capability to perform work quickly and efficiently from a waterfront operation located in Ingleside, TX.

Over the next few months, Russell Marine, LLC will work with the Coastal Bend leadership team to facilitate a smooth and effective transition for employees, clients, vendors, and subcontractors.

Brandon Bicknell
President of Russell Marine, LLC

“Russell Marine LLC is proud to acquire the marine construction division and assets of JM Davidson, Incorporated. This acquisition puts Russell Marine in an even better position to service the marine construction needs of the Coastal Bend Region. We know our customers will benefit from our permanent local presence, expanded construction assets, and additional local talent.

At Russell Marine, LLC, our motto is “Restoring the Past; Building the Future,” which reflects not only the work we do but also our understanding of how a successful future is built on an established history of safe, trustworthy, fair work. Looking to the future, Russell Marine, LLC is committed to combining the legacy that Johnny and Marshall Davidson built in the Coastal Bend Region with our own history and talent to better serve the needs of our past, current, and future clients.”

Marshall Davidson
Vice President of JM Davidson, Inc.

“The JM Davison Incorporated team is excited about this acquisition. Our marine construction group has been a successful part of our company and will continue to be so under Russell Marine management. JM Davidson Holdings will continue to operate its other industrial business supporting the coastal bend region with engineering and general construction services in the heavy industrial market. We are looking forward to supporting Russell Marine and their continued success in the marine construction industry and focusing our efforts on meeting the needs of our valued clients.”

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America's Safest Companies Award

Oct. 12, 2022

EHS Today, the magazine for environment, health and safety leaders, has announced its list of the 2022 America’s Safest Companies. The companies on the list represent a broad array of industries: construction, industrial hygiene, manufacturing, recycling and more. For over 20 years, the America’s Safest Companies competition has sought to identify those characteristics that differentiate good safety programs from great ones and to then celebrate the best practices and procedures that exemplify safety excellence.
Winners of the award over the years have ranged from small companies with less than 100 employees to global giants with more than 50,000 employees; some have one safety representative while others have large EHS staffs. What they all have in common is a focus on people, public trust and profit.

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pdca project of the year award

Sept. 7, 2022

We are thrilled to share that we were awarded the Project of the Year Award in the Marine: Over $5 Million category for our work at Enbridge last year! Congratulations to those who put in the hard work in the office and in the field to make this possible.

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Union pacific: Trinity river - liberty bridge

May 12, 2022

Our crew was out in Liberty, TX to remove and replace trestles originally installed in 1904!  We’ll be back in July to change out the other side of the bridge, so check back to see the time lapse footage and final install.

The Port of Galveston Project

March 25, 2022

The Port of Galveston Project has been an unique experience with the WESCO / Royal Caribbean team to bring marine improvements to Berth 10. We’ve been busy removing the deteriorating deck and installing a new Trelleborg Marine & Infrastructure fender system.

For an aerial view of the project please click here.  

Port Lavaca Rebuild of Lighthouse Beach Pier

January 6, 2022

Port Lavaca Rebuild of Pier

After the complete loss of the iconic Lighthouse Beach pier in Hurricane Harvey, Russell Marine was honored to have been chosen to help restore and enhance the pier.   A community project that took time, perseverance, and coordination.  On behalf of the entire Russell Marine team, we wanted to thank the Port Lavaca community, and everyone that had a part in making this initiative come to life.  Russell Marine is passionate and always looking for new innovative ways to restore our local communities and will forever be a top priority for us.

Please see the articles by Victoria Advocate and The Port Lavaca Wave