Alaska Ship & Drydock was formed in 1994 as a private cooperation whose mission was to perform Shipbuilding & Repair in support of fleets operating in the southeast Alaska Inside Passage, North Pacific and Bering Sea. (ASD ) operates the Ketchikan Shipyard through a 30 year agreement with the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA), a State of Alaska Public Corporation, which owns the Ketchikan Shipyard.
AIDEA is expanding and improving the facility in accordance with competitive best practices identified in he First Marine International Findings for the Global Shipbuilding Industrial Base Benchmarking Study .
AIDEA will publish the 2009 Ketchikan Shipyard Concept and Preliminary Design guidance document describing the infrastructure, business processes, tooling & workforce Improvement methodology that will establish a sustainable, advanced manufacturing industrial base at the Ketchikan Shipyard.
There is 1100 Feet of deepwater moorage (35 feet at MLLW) with all of the available services as listed above on Dry
Dock #1. Other moorage is available at the ASD facility with some limitations to vessel draft and available services.
ASD’s electrical department is equipped to accomplish virtually any task related to electrical installations.
The machinery department includes lathe work, shaft build up and repair, hub repairs, keyways, boring and facing of small and large items, milling, parts fabrication and duplication, shafting and bearing alignments and installations, reduction gear and clutch rebuilds, pneumatic and hydraulic control systems, pump rebuild and installations, etc.
Rigging and Services include; block and cradle construction for vessel haul-outs (both dry dock and marine ways), rigging and crane operations, heavy lifts and transfers (industrial moving), fuel and ballast transfers, tank cleaning, confined space entry and rescue, shipyard competent persons, hazmat removal and mitigation, installation and maintenance of lifesaving appliances, fire prevention, and general jobsite cleanliness.
Coatings, Steel and Pipe, Machine Shop