Second 144-Car Ferry in Progress

(Press Release)
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Washington State Ferries

Construction will begin in December on a second 144-car ferry. The Ferries Division of the Washington State Department of Transportation and shipbuilder Vigor Industrial signed papers this morning to make the second new vessel a reality for customers of the state ferry system.
“This has been a tremendous event for Washington state and our ferry system,” said David Moseley, assistant transportation secretary, Ferries Division. “This is another important step toward revitalizing our aging fleet. These new boats will ensure we have modern vessels to continue giving our passengers safe and reliable service.”
 The Legislature funded a second 144-car ferry during the last session. Washington State Ferries (WSF) estimates the first new 144-car ferry will start service in early 2014, and the second ferry early 2015. Construction cost for both vessels is $225 million, and the total cost is $277 million, including owner-furnished equipment, construction management and contingencies.
 Work on the two vessels will produce more than 500 family-wage jobs at shipyards in the region. The much needed 144-car ferries will replace vessels in the Evergreen State class, which are the oldest ferries in the state fleet.
 Design of the ferries is based on the 130-car Issaquah class, which has proven to be the most versatile vessel in the state fleet. The new 144-car ferry will be more comfortable for passengers with added capacity, improved safety systems and better access for customers with disabilities.
 “This keeps our momentum high for our workers and for the ferry riders of the state,” said Chris Morgan, vice president of Vigor Industrial’s US Fab Division, which is under contract to design and build as many as four of the 144-car ferries. “Building long-term jobs, containing costs and keeping people and goods moving over the water are what this, and what we, are all about.”
 The third and fourth vessels that US Fab could be building remain contingent on available funding.
 

  • WSDOT

    WSDOT

Maritime Reporter February 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Statoil: Johan Castberg, Snorre 2040 Timelines Changed

The licensees in the Johan Castberg and Snorre 2040 licences have decided to spend more time on the projects. “Castberg and Snorre 2040 are two major and important projects in our portfolio,

USCG Petty Officer Convicted, Sentenced

A Coast Guardsman was convicted and sentenced during a General Court-Martial in New Orleans, Thursday. Petty Officer 2nd Class Leonel Hinojosa, 32, was sentenced to reduction to E-1,

Caterpillar to Stay in Peoria

After a multiyear study focused on modernizing its global headquarters, Caterpillar Inc. today reaffirmed it will remain in Peoria, Illinois, and revealed a

Contracts

Statoil: Johan Castberg, Snorre 2040 Timelines Changed

The licensees in the Johan Castberg and Snorre 2040 licences have decided to spend more time on the projects. “Castberg and Snorre 2040 are two major and important projects in our portfolio,

Rushton Gregory Inks Gemeco Marketing Deal

Rushton Gregory Communications announced today the latest addition to its industry-leading client roster, Gemeco Marine. Based in Lake City, South Carolina,

Wintershall Takes Over Operatorship of Norwegian Subsea Oil and Gas Field

Wintershall has taken over the operatorship of the subsea oil and gas field Vega from Statoil, Wintershall announced today.   Vega is the BASF subsidiary’s

Shipbuilding

ST Engineering Makes Management Changes

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd today announced that Mr Ravinder Singh will replace Mr Sew Chee Jhuen as President of Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd (ST Kinetics).

Danelec Marine Unveils eSERVICEConnect Initiative

Danelec Marine launched its new eSERVICEConnect initiative today in a move to automate and streamline shipboard service for its products worldwide. Danelec’s eSERVICEConnect is an Internet,

Are Megaships Game Changers?

Bragging rights for the world’s largest container ship have changed hands four times in as many months and keep on shifting again, says a report in the Bloomberg.

Vessels

Hapag-Lloyd Warn About Verification by German Customs

Hapag-Lloyd has informed that for all import cargo to be discharged at the German ports of Hamburg and Bremerhaven the carrier is responsible to send a complete

Wärtsilä, Clean Marine Energy Offer "Scrubber Finance"

Wärtsilä and Clean Marine Energy (Europe) Ltd (CME) today announced the landmark signing of the shipping industry's first collaboration agreement that will provide

Rushton Gregory Inks Gemeco Marketing Deal

Rushton Gregory Communications announced today the latest addition to its industry-leading client roster, Gemeco Marine. Based in Lake City, South Carolina,

Ferries

Richmond Ferry Service to Become a Reality

At its meeting of March 5, the Board of Directors of the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) approved a Cooperative Agreement with the Contra Costa

Remontowa to Build Ferries for BC Ferries

Polish shipyard Remontowa Shipbuilding SA has signed a contract for building three car-and-passenger ferries for the Canadian ship owner - BC Ferries Company, said Xinhua.

Irish Ferries Owner Revenues up 9.6%

Irish Continental Group, the company behind Irish Ferries, posted a 9.6pc increase in revenue last year (2014) in taking Euro 290.1 million.   ICG's ferry division

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.5914 sec (2 req/sec)