Construction

Marine Construction

Up to the challenge

Michels Construction, Inc. is the premier, go-to contractor for a wide variety of marine work on lakes, rivers, and inlets. We have the experience, capabilities, capacity, and equipment required to tackle projects of all sizes, including many large-scale projects simultaneously.

Michels Construction's in-house engineering staff ensures the development and implementation of technically sound designed solutions. We match quality with value, incorporating value engineering whenever possible.

Our marine experience includes dock walls, piles, wave barriers, dredging, gate replacement and is supported by our fleet of spud barges, jack-up barges, tugboats, and portable marine plants.

Our techniques include:

Certified commercial diving
Cofferdams
Gate installation and repair
Hydraulic and mechanical dredging
Hydrographic surveys
Inspections and debris removal
Intakes
Island building
Lock and dam repair
Scour and erosion repair
Shoreline restoration

Projects

Michels scope of work is to install 242 drilled shafts to support the piers for anew bridge. The installation of the drilled shafts was completed with the simultaneous use of up to four drill rigs. Utilizing barges, 233 drilled shafts were installed in the river. Michels crews also installed 7-foot and 10-foot permanent steel casing into bedrock for each shaft.

Marine Construction

I-74 Mississippi River Bridge

Illinois

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I-74 Mississippi River Bridge

Michels performed revetments for various homeowners along the western coast of Lake Michigan in Illinois.

Marine Construction

Lake Michigan Revetments

Illinois

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Lake Michigan Revetments

Michels rebuilt 1,250 feet of the South Breakwater of Sheboygan Harbor.

Marine Construction

South Breakwall Repair

Wisconsin

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South Breakwall Repair

Michels worked from land and from barges to remove 800 feet of deteriorating timber and concrete seawall along the Kewaunee River in Harbor Park before replacing it with 800 feet of anchored steel sheet pile bulkhead.

Marine Construction

Kewaunee Dockwall and Harbor Improvement

Wisconsin

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Kewaunee Dockwall and Harbor Improvement

Michels repaired and replaced 8 tainter gates and 9 existing concrete piers at the Kaukauna Dam. The dam was last rebuilt almost 90 years ago, and was severely deteriorating.

Marine Construction

Kaukauna Dam Tainter Gate Replacement

Wisconsin

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Kaukauna Dam Tainter Gate Replacement

Michels built 4.3 miles of stone dike ranging from 4 to 8 feet high on the Green Bay lake bed to reconstruct the Cat Islands Chain.

Marine Construction

Cat Islands

Wisconsin

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Cat Islands

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