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Posted 6/21/2011

Release no. 062111-01


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Lynn Duerod
313-226-4680

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, awarded a contract to a Wisconsin firm for dredging Green Bay Harbor in Green Bay, Wis.

Roen Salvage Co. of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., was awarded $2.1 million to dredge 108,000 cubic yards of silt, sand and organic material from the northeastern Wisconsin harbor. The contractor will dredge areas in the entrance channel in the bay and a portion of the lower Fox River and transport the dredged material to the nearby Bayport Confined Disposal Facility.

“Dredging the navigational channel will enable marine vessels to transport full loads of bulk commodities and cargo,” said Lt. Col. Mike Derosier, district engineer. “Coal, limestone, cement, lumber and cargo from overseas are shipped in and out of this harbor, helping sustain the local economy and provide jobs.”

The dredging is expected to begin by late June and be completed in August.

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, and Erie.

For more details, please contact Lynn Duerod, public affairs officer, 313-226-4680, or Mollie Mahoney, project manager, 313-2033.