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August 15, 2023

Washington State Ferries Press Release: WSF awards contract to convert largest vessels to hybrid-electric power

Washington State Ferries is celebrating a major milestone on its journey to zero emissions by 2050, awarding its first shipyard contract to Vigor for the conversion of up to three Jumbo Mark II-class ferries to hybrid-electric power.

June 27, 2023

Titan Announces Public Affairs Team Changes, Welcomes Frank Collins

Titan, a family of bicoastal leaders in ship repair, ship modernization, marine and complex fabrication services inclusive of Vigor, MHI Holdings and Continental Maritime of San Diego (CSMD), announced Frank Collins will join the company as Senior Vice President, Government and Public Affairs. Collins will replace long-time Vigor Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Jill Mackie, who has announced her retirement effective the end of June. Additionally, Benton Strong was recently named Director of Public Affairs, responsible for all communications, as well as state and local government affairs across all Titan companies.

June 15, 2023

Carlyle and Stellex Complete Sale of Titan to an Affiliate of Lone Star Funds

Funds managed by global investment firm Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG) and private equity firm Stellex Capital Management today announced they have completed the sale of Titan Acquisition Holdings, a bi-coastal leader in ship repair services and marine and heavy complex fabrication, to an affiliate of Lone Star Funds. The initial definitive agreement of the sale was announced in February 2023.

Photo: USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112)

May 15, 2023

Vigor successfully completes USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112)

Vigor, a Titan company, successfully completed a nine-month docking selected restricted availability (DSRA) on USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), returning it to service on-schedule. This is the third DSRA Vigor has completed at Pearl Harbor since 2021. This contract was awarded to Vigor after a successful challenge last year.

March 1, 2023

Vigor Successfully Completes USS Chosin (CG 65) Modernization at Harbor Island

Vigor, a Titan company, successfully completed a three-year modernization project on USS Chosin (CG 65) at its Harbor Island shipyard today, sending the U.S. Navy ship back to its homeport of Everett Naval Station. The project, which encompassed nearly two million hours of work for Vigor employees, was one of the largest, longest and most complex in Vigor’s history.

An aerial view of the Portland, Oregon facility

February 3, 2023

Carlyle and Stellex Reach Definitive Agreement to Sell Titan to an Affiliate of Lone Star Funds

Funds managed by global investment firm Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG) and private equity firm Stellex Capital Management today announced a definitive agreement to sell Titan Acquisition Holdings, a bi-coastal leader in ship repair services and marine and heavy complex fabrication, to an affiliate of Lone Star Funds.

USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53)

December 1, 2022

Vigor Begins Work on USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53)

Vigor, a Titan company, has been awarded a $131 million U.S. Navy contract to complete a docking selected restricted availability (DSRA) on USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) at Harbor Island in Seattle. The ship arrived at Harbor Island on November 4, becoming the fourth U.S. Navy vessel currently undergoing maintenance at the Seattle shipyard.

USS Tulsa at Swan Island

September 16, 2022

Vigor Begins Work on USS Tulsa, Wins USS Michael Murphy Challenge

Vigor, a Titan company, is beginning work on two major docking selected restricted availabilities (DSRA) awarded this year, at both Swan Island in Portland, as well as Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard (PHNSY).

May 31, 2022

Vigor, MHI Facilities One-Third of Locations Recognized for Safety by Shipbuilders Council

The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) recognized four Vigor work locations -- Ketchikan, Vancouver, Swan Island and Hawaii -- for safety performance in 2021.

May 3, 2022

Vigor Successfully Completes Largest Ship Repair Project in Its History, USS McCampbell

Vigor has completed a comprehensive modernization of USS McCampbell (DDG 85) at Swan Island, sending the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer on to its new homeport at Naval Station Everett, Wash. The 18-month, more than $155 million project was the largest ever completed by Vigor’s Ship Repair team, and the largest of its kind at Swan Island in nearly 30 years.