Port of Camas-Washougal Embarks on Marina Construction Project – News Release

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Port of Camas-Washougal Embarks on Marina Construction Project
Contracts awarded to Washougal businesses will replace aging pilings, walkways and lengthen fourteen slips to accommodate larger boats

The Port of Camas-Washougal today announced it has awarded the contract for a reconstruction and maintenance project at the port’s 350-slip marina in Washougal.

Legacy Contracting, an Oregon-based business, secured the contract with a bid of $403,949.50. This includes reconstruction and replacement of aging walkways, floats and pilings. All of the floats for the docks will be built and assembled by Wolseley Industrial group; McGee Plumbing will handle the plumbing; National Pipe and Piling will provide pilings; Kitchen Electric will provide electrical installation. These four businesses are located in Washougal.

“We’re pleased to keep this work local providing a boost to our economy and preserving local jobs,” said Port Executive Director David Ripp. “We will be able to complete this project with minimal inconvenience to our tenants and boaters during the less busy fall and winter seasons.”

According to Ripp, the in-water work window approved by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife is October 1 through November 30. Work done during this period will include replacement of deteriorated wood pilings with 65-foot steel pilings to help anchor the floating dock system. Substantial completion of the project is scheduled for January 31, 2014.

Detailed information will be provided to marina tenants throughout the process. The port anticipates intermittent power outages during the project that will affect tenants in the upper and lower portions of the marina. There will also be limited access to the docks during the headwalk section replacement. Water supplies to the docks will be shut off in late September, instead of November as normally scheduled. As part of the construction process, the port will provide temporary fire systems as required by the fire marshal. Written notices of construction plans will be aided by signage in the marina and information on the website project page here: http://portcw.com/index.php/projects/2013_marina_projects/. For more information, contact Project Manager, Jeramy Wilcox (360) 335-3685 or via mobile phone (360) 713-4288.

About the Port of Camas-Washougal

The port brings jobs and recreational opportunities through a 400-acre industrial park, a 79-hangar general aviation airport and 350-slip pleasure boat marina. Grove Field is a small, general aviation airport with a state-of-the-art fueling station and 14 tie-downs in addition to the 79 hangars. The marina is the largest publicly owned marina on the Washington side of the Columbia River and has a floating restaurant, launch ramp, nearby hotel, fueling station, guest docks and is homeport to the Dolphin Yacht Club. Newly acquired and in the planning stages, are 13.25 acres of Waterfront Property connecting a 14-acre parcel of port-owned land to the east of the marina. The industrial park boasts a 90+ percent occupancy rate of more than 40 businesses with an annual payroll of $8.9 million and is adjacent to Steigerwald Commerce Center, 120+ acres of property currently under development. The port also manages Captain William Clark Park at Cottonwood Beach, the adjacent protective levee and Parkersville National Historic site. More information is found at www.portcw.com

Contacts:

Jack Hardy, APR
Communications Manager
(360) 335-4683
jack@portcw.com

David Ripp
Executive Director
(360) 835-5560
david@portcw.com

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