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Posted 2/10/2011

Release no. 021011-01

Lynn Duerod

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, awards a dredging contract for the Grand Haven and Holland harbors in western Michigan.

The King Company, located in Holland, Mich., was awarded the $319,500 contract to dredge the outer harbors of both Grand Haven and Holland this spring.

Sandy shoals will be dredged from both harbors and the material will be placed on nearby beaches for nourishment.

“Ongoing maintenance of these harbors is crucial to ensuring the transport of millions of dollars worth of bulk commodities and awarding these harbors together provides greater efficiency in our dredging program,” said Lt. Col. Mike Derosier, district engineer.

This contract, to be completed by the end of May, was awarded under the Corps’ Multiple Award Task Order Contract, MATOC, program which the Detroit District has currently established with 11 companies capable of dredging in the Great Lakes.

For more details, please contact the Lynn Duerod, public affairs officer, at 313-226-4680, or
Angie Mundell, project manager, at 313-226-5005.