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Draining Savannah: Orion Marine Group Wins $22 Million Contract

Orion Group Holdings, Inc.’s Heavy Civil Marine Construction segment, Orion Marine Group, was recently awarded a contract for a reconstruction project from the City of Savannah, Georgia worth approximately $22 million.

The project entails improvements to storm water drainage facilities for the Bilbo Canal and will begin during the first quarter of 2017 with a duration of approximately 24 months. Since 1985, the Chatham County, Georgia has spent $150 million on drainage projects - all funded under the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) - a voter-approved 1% tax on taxable goods in Chatham County that can only be used for certain kinds of construction expenses.

SPLOST has funded more than $1 billion worth of projects in Chatham County since the first referendum in 1985, nearly $400 million of which has been paid for by visitors who live outside the County. The City of Savannah’s share has totaled $342 million, almost half of which has been spent on drainage, which has dramatically improved living conditions in all areas of Savannah.

The win was announced 29 November 2017. For more information, click here.

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