EBDG Completes Repower of COLUMBIA

By Joseph R. Fonseca
Saturday, August 23, 2014
The COLUMBIA was designed for the Alaska Marine Highway System

 

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a leading naval architecture and marine engineering firm with offices in Seattle, New Orleans and Ketchikan, Alaska today announced the completion of the M/V COLUMBIA repower.  EBDG provided design services and ongoing owner support services for the ferry's repower, which was performed by Vigor Marine in Portland, Ore.

"The COLUMBIA was designed for the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) by EBDG's predecessor firm, so we're intimately familiar with the vessel and its systems," said EBDG Project Manager Matt Williamson.  "The main engines were at the end of their useful life and the AMHS opted for replacing them, along with replacing or upgrading drive train components and auxiliary systems where it made economic sense.  Replacing the main engines is a significant undertaking in the life a vessel.  EBDG's strong familiarity with the COLUMBIA made us the natural choice as the designer for this repowering project."

For nearly 40 years the COLUMBIA has been the Alaska Marine Highway System's flagship vessel, linking a number of inside passage communities from Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg and Juneau to Haines, Skagway and Sitka.  The 418-foot vessel accommodates 1,000 passengers, 80 crew members and features two vehicle decks with capacity for 184 vehicles.

EBDG has since performed design work and various upgrades for the vessel including main engine refurbishment, SOLAS upgrades and passenger area upgrades such as installing new cabins, refurbishing the forward lounge, redesigning the galley, cafeteria and dining room; and improving the accessibility of the vessel for persons with disabilities.

In addition to its support of the COLUMBIA, EBDG has a long history of assistingferry operators with an array of services, such as transportation studies, concept designs, capital budgets, security improvements and mid-life refurbishments.  The firm's recent clients haveincluded Washington State Ferries, Texas Department of Transportation, The Steamship Authority, North Carolina Department of Transportation and the Staten Island Ferry Authority.

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