USA: Port of Everett Seeks Bidders for Cleanup Project
At a recent meeting, the Port of Everett Commission authorized staff to solicit bids for the final cleanup of the Everett Shipyard upland – a key six-acre site in the heart of the Marina District.
The cleanup area is located along West Marine View Drive between 15th Street and 14th Street. The area was home to a ship repair operation for dozens of years until Everett Shipyard, now owned by Vigor Marine, moved its operations to the Port of Everett’s deep-water shipping terminals in 2009. By cleaning up the site, we are able to create a healthy environment and restore the economic prosperity to the area.
In late 2012, the Port of Everett removed all the buildings from the area, which has been identified in the recently adopted Marina District Development Strategy as the early action area. The early action area will include a mix of housing, restaurants, hospitality, and marina improvements.
The project will include demolition of remaining foundations, slabs, excavation and removal of approximately 17,000 tons of contaminated soil and site restoration by way of grading, gravel and asphalt. This work is anticipated to cost between $2 million and $2.5 million.
The contract is expected to be awarded in June, with work to begin in July. This cleanup phase is expected to conclude in early 2014.
Once complete, the Port moves into the in-water portion of the cleanup project, which includes dredging to remove contaminated sediment, removing the marine railway that serviced the shipyard, removing the Port’s boat haul-out and replacing the old timber bulkhead – public walkways and realignment of the marina slips will occur in subsequent construction phases. The in-water cleanup work will go out to bid in mid-2014.
These cleanup efforts are being led by the Port of Everett under a legal agreement (consent decree) with the Department of Ecology with funding coming from the Port of Everett, an Ecology Remedial Action Grant, and settlement funds from Everett Shipyard.
Press Release, April 10, 2013