Roen Salvage Company Contracted to Dredge Duluth-Superior Harbor

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District has awarded a $1,933,500 contract to Roen Salvage Co. for dredging at Duluth-Superior Harbor in western Lake Superior on the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. Roen Salvage Co. will dredge approximately 150,000 cubic yards of material from the harbor and deposit the dredged material at the 40th Avenue West placement site, a shallow cove on the Duluth side of the harbor. The dredging will begin in August and will be complete by mid-November.

“We are pleased to award this contract that will keep Duluth-Superior Harbor open to commercial shipping traffic and provide dredged material for beneficial use in the restoration of 40th Avenue West,” said Lt. Col. Dennis Sugrue, district engineer. “Duluth-Superior Harbor provides for low-cost waterborne transportation of commodities such as iron ore, coal and limestone which translates directly into more competitive American steel, lower cost energy and lower cost concrete for construction in our cities and on our highways.”

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