Ketchikan Shipyard to Deliver Chevron Legacy
Chevron Canada to Receive New Marine Fueling Vessel
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 30, 2009
(Anchorage) - The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) announced that a delivery ceremony for the newly constructed Chevron Legacy will be held at the Ketchikan Shipyard at 5:30 PM on December 1. Governor Sean Parnell is scheduled to deliver keynote remarks at the ceremony, which celebrates the first steel marine vessel manufactured in Alaska for export in the international shipbuilding market, a notable achievement for any US shipyard. The new 116' Chevron Legacy marine fueling station will replace Chevron's existing Coal Harbour Marina in Vancouver, British Columbia, and will double the current facility's diesel fueling capacity.
Ketchikan Shipyard is owned by AIDEA and operated by Alaska Ship & Drydock, Inc. (ASD). In recent years, AIDEA has expanded and improved the Shipyard, and the Chevron Legacy will be the first vessel delivered from the new facilities.
"The delivery of the Chevron Legacy is a milestone for the Ketchikan Shipyard and its role in expanding economic development opportunities for Alaska," said AIDEA Executive Director Ted Leonard. "Ketchikan has a viable shipyard business that attracts and retains clients, repairs vessels in service, constructs new vessels, all with positive and growing impact to the region's economy. AIDEA's partnership with ASD is a great example of a successful public and private sector endeavor."
ASD commenced building the Chevron Legacy in March 2009. The project utilized state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques and provided employment for an average of 60 workers. ASD is also nearing completion of the M/V Susitna, an advanced ship design that ASD and the Office of Naval Research are building at the Ketchikan Shipyard. The Susitna will deliver in early 2010 and will operate as a ferry serving the Mat-Su Borough upon completion of its demonstration period.
The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority is a public corporation of the state. AIDEA's purpose is to promote, develop and advance the general prosperity and economic welfare of the people of Alaska.