Bayou Lafourche contract goes to Orion Marine

Staff Reports

Orion Marine Group, Inc., a heavy civil marine contractor serving the infrastructure sector,  was awarded an approximately $18 million contract by The Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District for Phase I of the Restoration of Bayou Lafourche, the company announced Thursday.

Orion Marine Group's wholly owned subsidiary, F. Miller Construction, LLC. received the contract.

As part of its work on the project, the construction company is to restore the watershed and increase the capacity of Bayou Lafourche through mechanical dredging and construction services.

Bayou Lafourche is the freshwater life line for nourishment and replenishment of a large wetland area and an important component to the coastal restoration program for the Louisiana coast line.

Additionally, Bayou Lafourche provides drinking water for over 300,000 residents throughout three Louisiana parishes.

Onsite construction of the project is expected to begin during the second quarter of 2010 and last around 16 months.

“We are proud to be a part of this important project in south Louisiana,” said Elliott Kennedy Orion Marine Group’s Executive Vice President, Gulf Coast.  “As with all of our jobs, our goal is to provide a high quality project in a safe and productive environment.”