The following is the text of a press release issued by Todd Shipyards Corp.:
(SEATTLE) — Todd Shipyards Corporation (NYSE:TOD) announced today that the U.S. Coast Guard has awarded to its wholly owned subsidiary, Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation (“Todd Pacific”), a $16,008,228 modification to previously awarded contract HSCG85-09-C-6BX667 in support of USCGC Polar Starâ€™s (WAGB-10) reactivation since being in “Caretaker Status” nearly four years.
Repairs and alterations performed during the planned dry-docking availability of the icebreaker are in the third phase of the cutterâ€™s overhaul. The contract modification provides for the alteration and repair of shipâ€™s systems, engines and shipboard equipment. The work will be accomplished at Todd Pacificâ€™s Seattle shipyard beginning immediately, and is expected to be complete in July 2011.
The planned dry-docking availability for USCGC Polar Star is being performed pursuant to Todd Pacificâ€™s five-year Multi-Ship Multi-Option (“MSMO”) contract with the Coast Guard for the overhaul and continued maintenance of the two Polar Class Icebreakers stationed at Seattle, Washington. The cost-type contract was awarded to Todd Pacific in February 2009.
Todd Pacific performs a substantial amount of repair and maintenance work on commercial and federal government vessels engaged in various seagoing trade activities in the Pacific Northwest and provides new construction and industrial fabrication services for a wide variety of customers. Its customers include the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA, the Washington State Ferries, the Alaska Marine Highway System, and various other commercial and governmental customers. Todd Shipyards Corporation has operated a shipyard in Seattle since 1916.