ST. LOUIS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, will host an Industry Day June 15 at the OYO Hotel St. Louis Downtown City Center from 8 a.m. – noon to serve as a networking opportunity for contractors and potential contractors to learn more about the Lock and Dam 25 new 1,200-ft. lock project as part of the Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program.
The event will kick off with a formal welcome and introduction by St. Louis District Commander Col. Kevin Golinghorst at 8 a.m. Following opening remarks, officials from the St. Louis District will discuss upcoming contracting opportunities for this expansion project.
Numerous networking opportunities will be available to include contact with Corps of Engineers subject matter experts representing, civil, mechanical, structural and hydraulic engineering; project management, contracting and small business.
The Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program is a dual-purpose program for navigation improvements and ecosystem restoration along the Upper Mississippi River system. Through this program, a 1,200-foot navigation chamber will be constructed on the Mississippi River at Lock and Dam 25 that will increase redundancy with two lock chambers, reduce costs for shippers and consumers by increasing efficiency of lock transit times, improve mariner safety and accommodate large tow configurations. Among other Improvements, the Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program will ensure improvements will be made for fish and wildlife through the construction of a fish passage, modified dam operations to restore natural river level variability, backwater and island habitat, and side channel reconnections.
For more information about the event visit
https://www.facebook.com/events/343758324535680/?ref=newsfeed or contact the St. Louis District at 314.331.8000.
To register for this event visit: https://sam.gov/opp/ed476f55de2d4fb49378de199eb3c084/view.
The Lock and Dam 25 new 1,200 ft. lock project is described online at: https://www.mvs.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/Locks-and-Dams/Lock-Dam-25/1200-ft-lock-project/.
Release no. 22-046