Duluth-Superior Harbor dredging slated for summer

Published July 9, 2012
DETROIT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, awards a $2,765,000 contract for dredging and site improvements at Duluth-Superior Harbor, which straddles the Minnesota-Wisconsin border on Lake Superior.

Roen Salvage Co. of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., will dredge 143,500 cubic yards of sediment and deposit the shoaled material in the Erie Pier Confined Disposal Facility, CDF, in Duluth, Minn. Dredging is expected to begin in mid-July and wrap up by late November.

Additionally, the contractor will perform work in the Erie Pier to facilitate offloading and distribution of dredged materials from scows into the CDF.

“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,” said Lt. Col. Mike Derosier, district engineer. “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.

For more details, contact Lynn Rose, Detroit District public affairs officer, 313-226-4680; or
Mollie Mahoney, project manager, 313-226-2033.

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Lynn Rose

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