RES to dam removal contractor list
and News from press release 7/2/19
Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC), along with lead
contractor Kiewit, selected Resource Environmental
Solutions, LLC (RES) as project restoration sub-contractor,
according to a press release
KRCC is charged
with fulfilling the terms of the Amended Klamath
Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (KHSA) for dam removal on
the Klamath River.
The entire dam
removal project is estimated at $450 million. It expects to
employ 400 full- or part-time workers through contracts,
subcontracts and direct hiring. If federal approval of the
operating license transfer for the dams from PacifiCorp to
the KRRC takes place, the project is expected to start in
current award, RES has been added to the team to take a
leadership role in the restoration design and planning, with
the goal of RES leading the restoration following the
completion of design.
“We could not
ask for a better partner than RES to undertake the vital
environmental restoration that is a key part of this
landmark project. They have the proven experience and
expertise needed to ensure success,” said Mark Bransom, KRRC
Chief Executive Officer.
RES is a
nationally recognized leader in environmental restoration
and water quality improvement projects. Recently, RES has
undertaken a significant permittee-responsible mitigation
project restoring approximately 17,000 acres into a
functioning native ecosystem for the North Texas Municipal
turnkey environmental solutions ranging from initial site
planning, design, construction (restoration), and long-term
stewardship, the release said.
After a decade
of operation, the team has worked across nearly 20 states,
improving more than 300 miles of streams, restoring more
than 50,000 acres, and planting more than 15,000,000 trees.
our nation’s rivers to their natural condition, these
projects enable large-scale restoration to occur, which
provide significant benefits to the local community while
enhancing the surrounding ecosystems,” said Elliott
Bouillion, RES, President and CEO.
“We are excited
to work with KRRC, Kiewit, and agencies to evaluate the
environmental restoration elements to ensure a timely and
durable solution is in place for the community.”
RES is known
for integrating long-term stewardship into its restoration
designs and has extensive experience addressing potential
liabilities associated with challenging, large-scale
complexity of a project this size, RES will ensure the
restoration plan provides the necessary adaptive management
to ensure the permit requirements are achieved as the river
returns to its natural state, the release said.
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