(EVERETT, Wash.) — Everett Ship Repair (ESR) has expanded its operation with the addition of the dry dock Emerald Lifter. With a lifting capacity of 2,000 tons and working deck area of 220 by 62 feet, it will be relocated to the ESR facility at the Port of Everett.
ESR is also adding a 150-ton capacity floating crane, which will service both of the yard’s dry docks. Currently ESR operates Faithful Servant, a 430-by-110-foot, 8,000-ton-capacity dry dock, and will with the new acquisition the company will be able to offer services to a wider range of vessels.
The combination of the two dry docks lends itself well to serving articulated tug-barges (ATBs), allowing both tug and barge in the two dry docks simultaneously. Emerald Lifter will provide services to both the commercial and government market segments with a focus on tugboats, fishing vessels and other workboats.
Emerald Lifter will be in operation this spring and immediately serve the dry-dock needs of vessels on the U.S. West Coast. The expansion will significantly enhance ESR’s capabilities as well as create new jobs within the region.
“The expansion of capacity at Everett Ship Repair allows us, in combination with Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, to provide unparalleled services to the marine industry in the Puget Sound and surrounding areas,” said Gavin Higgins, CEO. “Our combined history goes back to the 1960s and carries a long legacy of ship construction and ship repair.”
– Everett Ship Repair