USA: Orion Marine Group Announces a Contract Award of Approximately $23 Million

Orion Marine Group, Inc., a leading heavy civil marine contractor serving the infrastructure sector, today announced a contract award of approximately $23 million.

Orion Marine Group’s wholly owned subsidiary, Misener Marine Construction, Inc., was recently awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to design and build a replacement facility for Wharf Charlie at Naval Station Mayport in the Jacksonville, Florida area. The project includes the design and build of approximately 800 linear feet of new steel sheet pile bulkhead in front of the existing bulkhead along with a 64 feet wide by 600 feet long second deck structure consisting of concrete slabs, beams, and columns over deep pile foundations.

The project also includes the removal and replacement of existing paving, fender system, utilities services which include high-mast lighting fixtures, new concrete utility igloos, piping, and wiring along with a new sacrificial anode cathodic protection system for the steel sheet piles and underground utility piping.

“This is a significant project to upgrade and modernize the wharf facility at Naval Station Mayport,” said Jim Rose, Orion Marine Group’s Executive Vice President, Atlantic and Caribbean. “This project highlights our capabilities and flexibility to work a variety of projects in our market areas.”

Onsite construction of the project is expected to commence during the first quarter of 2011 and last approximately 18 months.

About Orion Marine Group

Orion Marine Group, Inc. provides a broad range of marine construction and specialty services on, over and under the water along the Gulf Coast, the Atlantic Seaboard, Canada, the West Coast, and the Caribbean Basin and acts as a single source turn-key solution for its customers’ marine contracting needs. Its heavy civil marine construction services include marine transportation facility construction, marine pipeline construction, marine environmental structures, dredging, and specialty services.

Its specialty services include salvage, demolition, diving, surveying, towing and underwater inspection, excavation and repair. The Company is headquartered in Houston, Texas and has a near 100 year legacy of successful operations.

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Source: Orion Marine Group, September 1, 2010

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