Washington State Ferries intends to award a sole-source contract to Seattle-based Vigor Marine LLC to drydock and repair the Jumbo Class ferry MV Spokane.
The project is scheduled to be awarded Nov. 13.
The vessel, whose name means children of the sun, or sun people, was constructed in 1972 and had its maiden voyage in 1973. It can carry up to 2,000 passengers and 188 vehicles along its current route from Edmonds to Kingston across Puget Sound.
|The vessel, whose name means children of the sun, or sun people, can carry up to 2,000 passengers and 188 vehicles along its current route across Puget Sound.|
Washington State Ferries opted for a sole-source contract because of the shipyard's proximity and capability to handle a vessel of that size. Under Washington law, WSF may bid for single-source vessel drydockings "when there is clearly and legitimately only one available bidder" to perform the work "for a specific class or classes of vessels."
Vigor Marine is the largest shipyard in the Seattle area.
The amount of the contract was not disclosed.
Scope of Work
The contract calls for cleaning and recoating various interior and exterior surfaces of the 440-foot-long, 87-foot-beam ferry vessel, including 5,000 square feet of hull surfaces.
The steel will be pressure-washed (3,500-5,000 psi) to SSPC-SP 12 and spot-abrasive blast-cleaned to SSPC-SP 6 (Commercial finish). About 3,000 square feet of hull surfaces will be coated with antifouling and the remaining 2,000 square feet with an acrylic epoxy finish.
The project also includes coating 2,000 square feet of deck surfaces, including vehicle decking, curtain plate, bulkhead and overhead areas. The decking will be pressure-washed, spot-power tool-cleaned to bare metal (SSPC-SP 11), and coated with a zinc-epoxy-urethane system.
DH and Coating Work
The contract also requires dehumidification for abrasive blast-cleaning to a Near White finish (SSPC-SP 10) and lining two 10,000-gallon sewage tanks, as well as for pressure-washing and coating bilge surfaces with an epoxy system.
Non-skid coating will be applied to 300 square feet of promenade deck surfaces, and to curb and access ramp surfaces.
|Portland-based Vigor Industrial LLC bought the Todd Pacific Shipyards in 2011 for $130 million.|
The project includes additional coating work and miscellaneous repairs. Repairs must be completed between Dec. 17 and Jan. 11.
About the Contractor
The shipyard, still locally known by its longtime name of Todd Pacific, was founded in 1916 as the William H. Todd Corp. through the merger of Robins Drydock and Repair Co. of Erie Basin, Brooklyn, NY; the Tietjen and Long Drydock Co. of Hoboken, NJ; and the Seattle Construction and Drydock Co.
The shipyard has performed building and maintenance work for the U.S. and Royal Austrian Navies, and the U.S. Coast Guard. The facility is also the birthplace of the Mark Twain, a sternwheeler vessel that is now an attraction at Disneyland.
In February 2011, Vigor Marine's parent company, Portland-based Vigor Industrial LLC, bought the shipyard for $130 million.
About the Owner
Washington State Ferries operates the largest ferry fleet in the United States, with 22 vessels that carry more than 22 million people and 10 million vehicles annually via 10 routes and 20 terminals. The system serves eight counties Washington State and the Canadian province of British Columbia.
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