Everett Ship Repair, LLC (ESR) is pleased to announce the expansion of its operation with the addition of the dry dock Emerald Lifter, ex. ZD 220. The dry dock with lifting capacity of 2000 tons and working deck area of 220 ft x 62 ft, 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 the Faithful Servant, a 430 ft. x 110’ 8000-ton capacity dry dock; and will with the new acquisition be able to offer services to a wider range of vessels. The combination of the two dry docks lends itself well to serving ATB’s as it can now serve both tug and barge in the two dry docks simultaneously. The Emerald Lifter will provide services to both the Commercial and Government market segments with a focus on tugboats, fishing vessels and other workboats.
The Emerald Lifter will be in operation by early spring 2022 and immediately serve the dry dock needs of vessels on the US 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 1960’s and carries a long legacy of ship construction and ship repair.”
About Everett Ship Repair
ESR was established in 2019 to serve the needs for services within the maritime industry on the West Coast. ESR is owned by Ice Cap Holding, LLC and is a sister company of Nichols Brothers Boat Builders in Freeland, WA.