Harris Avenue Shipyard Cleanup
IMCO was awarded this contract in March 2017 to dredge and make infrastructure improvements around the Fairhaven Shipyard property near the Bellingham Cruise Terminal on Harris Avenue in Bellingham, Washington.
About half of the cleanup project is being funded through the Model Toxics Control Act, which is funded through a tax on hazardous substances, including oil. The project will take two years to complete because cleanup and construction work will stop at different times of the year in order to protect marine life in the area.
Crews are working in the middle of the working shipyard to remove a 10,000-square-foot building that sits over the water. The contract includes the removal of contaminated sediment, and replacement of the wooden portion of the pier with concrete. Once completed, the new shipyard pier will have steel pilings and a concrete deck, matching the section of the pier that was constructed in the 1990's.