Thursday, May 8, 2014

Port of Everett Seeking Shipyard Cleanup Bids

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Everett has begun soliciting bids for the final phase of its Everett Shipyard Cleanup project, a mostly in-water job that has a price tag of between $5.2 million and $6 million.

The port says it hopes the cleanup, which is being done in partnership with the Washington state Department of Ecology, will be a catalyst for establishing better environmental health and economic prosperity to its section of the marina.

The scope of the contract includes dredging of about 11,000 cubic yards of sediment, or 700 dump truck loads of contaminated sediment; removing about 3,500 cubic yards of contaminated soil along the shoreline; removing old L, M and N-Central Docks; removing hundreds of creosote treated bulkhead and dock pilings; removing the 14th Street haul-out structure; reconstructing about 360 linear feet of bulkhead with modern environmentally safe materials; constructing a public access path along the new bulkhead and installing a new public access wharf.

Bids are due May 28, with a contract award expected to come in June. Work on the project is planned to begin in August, with a wrap up planned for early 2015.

Those seeking more information on bidding may contact Lisa Lefeber of Port of Everett Public Affairs at or (425) 388-0617 or Seth Preston, the Toxics Cleanup Program communications manager with the state Department of Ecology, at or (360) 584-5744.