The Port of Kalama board of commissioners last week voted to award the contract for the Kalama Marina Renovation project to Massana Construction Inc., a heavy, civil and highway contractor with offices in Tyrone, Georgia, Gig Harbor, Washington, Dallas, Texas, and Columbus, Ohio.  The $4,266,674 marina contract—not including Washington sales tax— includes construction and management of all marina upgrades and improvements and is expected to run between December and early summer 2017.

The contract work includes all labor, material, tools, equipment, permitting and supervision for the installation of all components of the long-planned Kalama Marina Renovation project including new features like:

  • Aluminum frame floats on the main walkway, the visitors dock and at the boat launch
  • Steel pipe piles
  • Gangway ramps
  • Security fence, gate structures and controls
  • Fire suppression systems
  • Electrical services and lighting
  • Fuel dock float and fuel dispenser, pay station and management system for fully-functional dock fueling system

 

“We’ve worked closely with engineers to redesign and update the boat launch to create a state-of-the-art facility for the community and visitors—the new floats will be stronger with better flotation and the new design will allow boats tie up on both sides of the down-river float for more staging room,” says Darin Sampson, Port Maintenance Superintendent.  “It’s a complex project but we will provide consistent communications to the public on updates, closures and access during construction. We urge visitors to watch for signage and call us with any questions.”