HOUSTON, Aug. 31, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orion Marine Group, Inc. (NYSE:ORN) (the "Company"), a leading heavy civil marine contractor serving the infrastructure sector, today announced a contract award of approximately $23 million. Orion Marine Group's wholly owned subsidiary, Misener Marine Construction, Inc., was recently awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to design and build a replacement facility for Wharf Charlie at Naval Station Mayport in the Jacksonville, Florida area. The project includes the design and build of approximately 800 linear feet of new steel sheet pile bulkhead in front of the existing bulkhead along with a 64 feet wide by 600 feet long second deck structure consisting of concrete slabs, beams, and columns over deep pile foundations. The project also includes the removal and replacement of existing paving, fender system, utilities services which include high-mast lighting fixtures, new concrete utility igloos, piping, and wiring along with a new sacrificial anode cathodic protection system for the steel sheet piles and underground utility piping. "This is a significant project to upgrade and modernize the wharf facility at Naval Station Mayport," said Jim Rose, Orion Marine Group's Executive Vice President, Atlantic and Caribbean. "This project highlights our capabilities and flexibility to work a variety of projects in our market areas." Onsite construction of the project is expected to commence during the first quarter of 2011 and last approximately 18 months. About Orion Marine Group Orion Marine Group, Inc. provides a broad range of marine construction and specialty services on, over and under the water along the Gulf Coast, the Atlantic Seaboard, Canada, the West Coast, and the Caribbean Basin and acts as a single source turn-key solution for its customers' marine contracting needs. Its heavy civil marine construction services include marine transportation facility construction, marine pipeline construction, marine environmental structures, dredging, and specialty services. Its specialty services include salvage, demolition, diving, surveying, towing and underwater inspection, excavation and repair. The Company is headquartered in Houston, Texas and has a near 100 year legacy of successful operations. The Orion Marine Group, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=4539 Forward-Looking Statements The matters discussed in this press release may constitute or include projections or other forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the provisions of which the Company is availing itself. Certain forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as 'believes', 'expects', 'may', 'will', 'could', 'should', 'seeks', 'approximately', 'intends', 'plans', 'estimates', or 'anticipates', or the negative thereof or other comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy, plans, objectives, intentions, estimates, forecasts, assumptions, or goals. In particular, statements regarding future operations or results, including those set forth in this press release, and any other statement, express or implied, concerning future operating results or the future generation of or ability to generate revenues, income, net income, profit, EBITDA, EBITDA margin, or cash flow, including to service debt, and including any estimates, forecasts or assumptions regarding future revenues or revenue growth, are forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements also include estimated project start dates, expected project duration, estimated project completion dates, anticipated revenues, and contract options which may or may not be awarded in the future, including the statements set forth above in this press release. Forward looking statements involve risks, including those associated with the Company's fixed price contracts, unforeseen productivity delays that may alter the final profitability of the contract, cancellation of the contract by the customer for unforeseen reasons, delays or decreases in funding by the customer, and any potential contract options which may or may not be awarded in the future, which awards are in the sole discretion of the customer. Past performance is not necessarily an indicator of future results. In light of these and other uncertainties, the inclusion of forward-looking statements in this press release should not be regarded as a representation by the Company that the Company's plans, estimates, forecasts, goals, intentions, or objectives will be achieved or realized. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company assumes no obligation to update information contained in this press release whether as a result of new developments or otherwise.