Building on its ongoing investments in critical infrastructure and fulfilling a promise to customers to expand West Coast drydock capacity, Vigor has entered into an agreement to purchase a drydock from a Korean seller.
“It’s an honor for us to partner with Washington State Ferries to deliver the Chimacum to the citizens of Washington,” said Frank Foti, Vigor CEO. “We’re proud to support the many communities and hundreds of thousands of people who rely on the ferry system every day. Each ferry built here in Washington helps shipyards throughout Puget Sound retain skills vital to the maritime industry and supports hundreds of jobs.”
The hulls will be constructed at Vigor Ballard (formerly Kvichak) and the superstructure at Vigor’s Harbor Island shipyard.
Vigor will soon begin construction of two Response Boat - Mediums (RB-Ms) for the Jordanian Navy.
Vigor and Maritime Works announce partnership to train a new generation of advanced manufacturing workers in Alaska.