Orion Marine Group Inc. (NYSE: ORN) has announced a contract award of approximately $18 million.
The group’s wholly owned subsidiary F. Miller Construction LLC. received the contract from the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District for Phase I of the Restoration of the bayou. As part of the contract F. Miller Construction will restore the watershed and increase the capacity of Bayou Lafourche through mechanical dredging and construction services.
“This important project will help The Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District increase the availability of fresh water access during emergency situations such as a hurricane and is part of ongoing efforts for Coastal Restoration in the State of Louisiana” said Mark Korkowski F. Miller Construction’s Division Manager. “Additionally this project highlights F. Miller Construction’s 100 year tradition and philosophy of building a stronger Louisiana through cooperation with our neighbors”.
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 300000 residents throughout three Louisiana parishes.