Crews from Roen Salvage Co. in Sturgeon Bay will be spending the next several months in the Duluth-Superior area.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says Roen Salvage was awarded a $2.765 million contract for dredging and site improvements at Duluth-Superior Harbor, which straddles the Minnesota-Wisconsin border on Lake Superior.
"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."
Crews will dredge 143,500 cubic yards of sediment and deposit the shoaled material in the Erie Pier Confined Disposal Facility (CDF) in Dulth, Minn.
Dredging is expected to begin in mid-July and wrap up by late November.