Vigor Projects from Portland, OR

Our privately owned Swan Island shipyard offers the best combination of facilities to build, repair, modernize and finish passenger, fishing and all types of cargo ships, workboats, barges and large-scale industrial projects. And we help the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, Military Sealift Command, MARAD and others stay fleet-ready. Find out more about our Portland facilities.

Explore Our Projects

  • Refrigerated Liquefied Ammonia Barge

    Refrigerated Liquefied Ammonia Barge

    In the summer of 2017, Vigor launched The Harvest, the first complex liquefied ammonia transport barge built in the United States for Jones Act trade since 1982. The vessel was constructed to support the operations of The Mosaic Company, the world’s leading integrated producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash. The Harvest is operated by a subsidiary of Savage Companies as part of an articulated tug and barge (ATB) unit.

  • Norwegian Star

    Norwegian Star

    In March, 2015, the Norwegian Star became the first cruise ship to drydock at Vigor’s Swan Island shipyard since the acquisition of Vigorous, the largest floating drydock in North America. The 2,300 passenger cruise ship owned by Norwegian Cruise Lines arrived for a tight ten day drydocking schedule.

  • USNS John Glenn and USNS Montford Point

    USNS John Glenn and USNS Montford Point

    Vigor built and installed add-on modules on the Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) Class vessels USNS Montford Point (MLP 1) and USNS John Glenn (MLP 2) for Naval Sea Systems Command.

  • Harley Marine ATB Tank Barges

    Harley Marine ATB Tank Barges

    Vigor is currently constructing two 83,000 bbl. tank barges for Harley Marine Services, Inc.  The 422’x 76’ x 27’ tank barges, designed by Elliott Bay Design Group to be part of articulated tug and barge configurations, will be among the largest vessels constructed for Harley Marine’s fleet.

  • Tidewater Tugs

    Tidewater Tugs

    Vigor is building three 102-foot tugboats for Tidewater Barge Lines. These state-of-the-art tugs are specially designed to service the Columbia River market and feature ergonomic accommodations and comforts proven to minimize fatigue and reduce injuries amongst crew.

  • King County Maintenance and Moorage Barge

    King County Maintenance and Moorage Barge

    Vigor built a 140' x 40' x 7'6" maintenance and moorage barge for Washington State's King County Marine Division to serve the day-to-day needs of the county's passenger-only ferry fleet. 

  • Iliuliuk Bay Deck Barge

    Iliuliuk Bay Deck Barge

    Vigor built a 250' x 70' x 15'8" deck barge for Harley Marine at our Portland shipyard. The purpose-built barge was designed by Jensen Maritime Consultants and is designed to house a 230 ton lift capacity Manitowoc 4100 crawler crane.

  • Split-Hull Hopper Barge

    Split-Hull Hopper Barge

    Vigor built a 242' x 54', 4,050 cubic yard split-hull hopper barge for American Construction our shipyard in Portland, OR. The barge was designed by The Glosten Associates of Seattle, WA, and features an advanced sealing mechanism to safeguard environmentally sensitive areas from potential leakage.

  • Olympic Spirit - Bow Replacement

    Olympic Spirit - Bow Replacement

    In just under three months, Vigor replaced the 300 ton bow of Olympic Spirit, an 80,000 BBL double hull petroleum barge owned by Harley Marine subsidiary, Olympic Tug & Barge, Inc. Meeting the aggressive schedule has helped keep Harley’s fleet in the water where it needs to be to continue to provide quality marine services.

  • Covered Paper Barge

    Covered Paper Barge

    Vigor built this covered barge in Portland to provide exceptionally cost-effective shipping of Georgia Pacific paper products on the Columbia River. 

  • Betsy Arntz

    Betsy Arntz

    Shortly after we finished fabricating the 83,800 BBL fuel barge Sixty Five Roses for Harley Marine, the barge owner returned to our Portland yard to have Vigor construct another vessel. The double-hulled, state-of-the-art Betsy Arntz is designed to transport 31,500 BBL of fuel.

  • 96-inch Valves

    96-inch Valves

    The City of Chicago needed three large, 96-inch wastewater valves coated to exacting specs. For A-C Valve of Woodland, WA., Specialty Finishes masked and coated the 11 ft. x 35 ft. valves. Each unit weighed 52,000 pounds.

  • USCG Tongue Point Pier Rehabilitation

    USCG Tongue Point Pier Rehabilitation

    To assist in the rehabilitation of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Tongue Point pier at Astoria, Oregon, our Specialty Finishes experts blasted, prepared, and primed nearly a mile (4,665 ft.) of 24” diameter pipe piles in 72 ft. to 76 ft. lengths.

  • Port Security Barrier Mooring Buoy

    Port Security Barrier Mooring Buoy

    Our Specialty Finishes subsidiary was asked to blast and coat more than a dozen mooring buoys for a port security project. For CNC Machine & Fabrication of Hyde Park, UT, we abrasive blasted the buoys to an SP-10 near white blast cleaning with a 1.5 to 2.5 mil profile. Adhesion testing was per ASTM D454; dry film thickness (DFT) was in accordance with SSPC-PA2. Specialty Finishes applied five coats of paint including zinc prime and anti-foulant top coat.

  • F/T Ocean Peace

    F/T Ocean Peace

    The F/T Ocean Peace is one of the largest factory trawlers in the Amendment 80 Fleet. Her owners turned to Vigor to make her even better. This quick-turn project was completed in about 4 months, greatly increasing the vessel’s fish hold capacity and efficiency.