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Dredging at Cap Sante Marina

Environmental dredging is scheduled to begin mid November at the Cap Sante Marina. Vessels moored at the northern docks at the Port of Anacortes have been moved in anticipation of the working consisting of dredging and dock repairs. Dredging will begin at M dock and progress east to N and O docks. Testing results determined […]

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Adding Value in a Hard Bid Market

Pacific Pile & Marine was recently named apparent low bidder on the Portage Cove Harbor Expansion project. The Haines Borough staff say they are pleasantly surprised by bids for construction on the first phase of the small boat harbor expansion. “We thought we had about $15 million for construction. Pacific Pile came in with all the […]

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Pier Removal a Full Year Ahead of Schedule

Mukilteo, WA – Demolition of the existing pier is nearing completion; nearly a full year head of schedule. In a challenging construction climate where major infrastructure projects are more routinely seeking more time for completion, it’s a welcome report. “…they had exactly the right crew and equipment available at the right time,” says Nicole McIntosh who is […]

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Demolition Underway

Mukilteo, WA – A decade in the works, demolition began Thursday to make way for a new $129M ferry terminal in Mukilteo needed to improve safety and reduced traffic congestion; the current terminal sees the highest vehicle traffic of any terminal in the State. See full story here.  

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Former Scott Paper Mill Restoration

Anacortes, WA – In 2005, WA’s Governor and the state legislature created the Puget Sound Initiative to clean up, preserve and restore Puget Sound by 2020. The former Scott Paper Mill site in Anacortes was identified as a major project in the cleanup program. A comprehensive cleanup strategy was needed to address the site. For nearly 100 years, the […]

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Environmental Cleanup

Anacortes, WA – Pacific Pile & Marine (PPM) is always looking for new ways to improve its operations. PPM maintains an unconventional equipment fleet for a marine contractor. Rather than a derrick barge, PPM started with a high capacity excavator equipped with multiple bucket arrangements and GPS positioning for accurate digging and placement. The advantage is […]

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GPS Makes the Difference

Anacortes, WA – Until the late 1970’s, the northwestern town of Anacortes was home to the Scott Paper Co. pulp mill. After shutting down and going through a series of demolitions, several other businesses operated at that location until 2000 when contaminated soil was discovered at the site. Through a series of investigations and testing, […]

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Asarco Deconstruction

Ruston, WA – Pacific Pile & Marine removed thousands of toxic creosote pilings at the former Asarco smelter site. The EPA declared it a superfund site when the copper smelter shut down more than two decades ago. The 67 site overlooking Tacoma’s Commencement Bay was taken over by a private developer to construct homes, condos, a […]

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Paper Mill Cleanup

Fidalgo Bay, WA – The Scott Paper Mill cleanup was included in Gov. Christine Gregoire’s Puget Sound Initiative to clean up the region’s waters by 2020 in conjunction with Ecology’s Model Toxics Control Act. The port, which owns the northern end of the property, Kimberly-Clark, which purchased Scott Paper Company in 1995, and MJB Properties, which purchased the […]

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GPS Positioning

Anacortes, WA – Pacific Pile & Marine uses GPS positioning software to ensure accuracy of material removal and installation. Topcon X63 3D machine control was used during the installation of two breakwaters for a waterfront remediation project in Anacortes, WA. The project was a shoreline cleanup project consisting of contaminated dredging and removal and an environmental cap with […]

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