The Port of Kalama commission voted this week to award a maintenance dredging contract to the apparent low bidder, HME Construction, for $893,910.00.
As part of a routine project to maintain the draft needed for large cargo ships the firm will remove dredged materials in front of the TEMCO Grain Terminal located at the Port.
“One of the goals of the Port of Kalama is to provide the facilities needed for the commerce and success of our business tenants,” said Mark Wilson, executive director, Port of Kalama. “We are consistently taking a proactive approach maintaining Port infrastructure for these purposes.”
The Port of Kalama is located in Southwest Washington on the Columbia River and immediately off of Interstate Highway 5.
The port exists to induce capital investment in an environmentally responsible manner to create jobs and to enhance public recreational opportunities.
Port of Kalama’s industrial area includes five miles of riverfront property adjacent to the 43′ federally maintained deep draft navigation channel of the Columbia River.