Contract will cover dredging and site improvements at the Duluth-Superior Harbor.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Detroit District, has awarded a contract worth $2.765 million to Roen Salvage Co. to perform dredging and site improvements at the Duluth-Superior Harbor, which straddles the Minnesota-Wisconsin border on Lake Superior.
As part of the contract, Roen Salvage Co., headquartered in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., will dredge around 143,500 cubic yards of sediment and deposit the material in the Erie Pier Confined Disposal Facility (CDF) in Duluth, Minn.
The dredging is expected to begin by the middle of July 2012 and be complete by the end of 2012.
Along with dredging, Roen will perform work in the Erie Pier to facilitate offloading and distribution of dredged materials from scows into the CDF.
Lt. Col. Mike Derosier, district engineer for the USACE, says, “Duluth-Superior is the busiest harbor in the Great Lakes, with about $2 billion worth of cargo shipped annually, supporting thousands of jobs in the region. This project is necessary to keep commercial shipping operating smoothly in the Twin Ports, ensuring the transport of crucial commodities in a clean and economical manner.”
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, maintains a navigation system that includes 94 harbors and the Great Lakes Connecting Channels that join lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, St. Clair and Erie.