Harris Avenue Shipyard Cleanup

Project Summary

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 was funded through the Model Toxics Control Act, which was funded through a tax on hazardous substances, including oil. The project cleanup and construction work had to stop at different times of the year in order to protect marine life in the area. 

Crews worked in the middle of the working shipyard to remove a 10,000-square-foot building that was situated over the water. The contract included the removal of contaminated sediment, and replacement of the wooden portion of the pier with concrete. The new shipyard pier was constructed with steel pilings and a concrete deck, matching the section of the pier that was constructed in the 1990's. 



Bellingham, WA


Port of Bellingam

Contract Amount

$11.5 Million




May 2017 - November 2018