Corps of Engineers awards contract to Wisconsin company for dredging of Green Bay Harbor

Published Aug. 21, 2012
DETROIT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, awards a $2,504,300 contract to Roen Salvage Co. of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., to dredge Green Bay Harbor in northeastern Wisconsin.

The firm will dredge 161,000 cubic yards of shoaled material from the harbor and place the dredged materials in the Bayport Confined Disposal Facility, CDF.

Work is expected to begin in early September and conclude by mid-November. The deep draft harbor was last dredged in the summer of 2011.

“This is an important harbor for the regional economy and Great Lakes Navigation System,” said Lt. Col. Robert Ells, district engineer. “Raw materials including coal, limestone, cement and salt are shipped through this harbor. We are pleased to help keep this vital navigational channel fully viable to facilitate the transport of commodities in a manner that is more economical and environmentally friendly than use of trucks and trains.”

The Corps’ Detroit District maintains a navigation system that includes 95 harbors and the Great Lakes Connecting Channels that join lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, St. Clair and Erie.

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

Release no. 082112-01