Houston-based Orion Marine Group’s subsidiary, F. Miller Construction LLC, was awarded an $18-million contract by the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District for phase one of the Restoration of Bayou Lafourche.

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F. Miller Construction will restore the watershed and increase the capacity of Bayou Lafourche through mechanical dredging and construction services.

Bayou Lafourche is the freshwater lifeline of a large wetland area and vital to coastal restoration in Louisiana. It provides drinking water for more than 300,000 residents.

The project is expected to began second quarter 2011 and last about 16 months.