Kvichak Marine Industries and Vigor Industrial Announce Merger
Kvichak Marine Industries and Vigor Industrial are merging to unite their strengths in the design and fabrication of aluminum workboats, shipbuilding, and boat building. The merger positions combined company to play a dominant role in recapitalization of North Pacific fishing fleet and emerging Arctic oil gas operations.
Today, Irish company Ocean Energy announced its pioneering wave energy convertor “OE Buoy” will be built in Oregon by Vigor and deployed at the US Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site in Hawaii.
The $12million project is part-funded by the US Department of Energy’s office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), under an agreement committing the American and Irish governments to collaborating on Marine Hydrokinetic Technologies. Read More »
In a highly competitive bid process, the U.S. Army has chosen the Vigor design for its new generation of landing craft. The contract represents the largest award in Vigor’s history with a total value of $979,390,000 over a ten year period and will provide sustained full time employment for roughly 200 skilled artisans. Read More »
About a year before its scheduled official launch as the newest member of Washington State Ferries’ fleet, the superstructure of the 144-car ferry Suquamish will move by barge from Jesse Co.’s fabrication facility near the Port of Tacoma to Vigor’s Harbor Island Shipyard in Seattle. Read More »
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. Read More »
“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.” Read More »