The City of Cleveland Authorizes the Sale of Property Adjacent to The Great Lakes Towing Company Headquarters for the Expansion of Great Lakes Shipyard in Order to Operate at Full Capacity Year-Round
The City of Cleveland unanimously approved an ordinance authorizing the Directors of Economic Development and Public Utilities to enter into a Project Agreement with The Great Lakes Towing Company for the sale and development of property located generally at Crescent Avenue and West 53 Street adjacent to Great Lakes Shipyard at 4500 Division Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. The land acquisition consisting of Parcels A, B & C will take place in three (3) phases.
Shipyard to Operate at Full Capacity Year-Round
The expansion of Great Lakes Shipyard will include an approximately 68,000 square foot facility that will accommodate the state-of-the-art 770-ton mobile Marine Travelift crane (the 3rd largest in the world and largest on the Great Lakes) in order for the Shipyard to operate at full capacity year-round. The expansion will also include relocation of the current parking lot to make way for reconfiguration of the company’s existing site, to further increase efficiencies and capacity.
Shipyard Services for New Construction, Repairs & Subchapter M Compliance
With the expanded facility, Great Lakes Shipyard will continue to provide all services for new vessel construction new workboats and barges, truckable products, custom fabrication, ship maintenance and repairs as well as the services required for the new USCG regulations, Subchapter M. This regulation requires all towing vessels greater than 26 feet or any vessel moving dangerous or hazardous materials to obtain a Certificate of Inspection (COI), documenting:
- Drydock Inspection
- Internal Structure Exam
- Annual Inspection & Surveys
- Machinery & Electrical
Great Lakes Shipyard has drydocked more USCG vessels than any shipyard on the Great Lakes. With over 116 years in the tugboat and shipyard industries, no one is more experienced or qualified to assist with Subchapter M compliance. As the largest owner and operator of a U.S.-flag tugboat fleet on the Great Lakes subject to the same Subchapter M regulations – The Company knows what it takes to comply and for this reason, Great Lakes Shipyard is uniquely qualified and experienced to provide all required services necessary to comply with Subchapter M:
- Best-in-Class Shipyard Services & Capabilities
- World-Class Shipyard & Facility
- State-of-the-Art 770-Ton Marine Travelift
- Full-Service Subchapter M Service Contract is Flexible & Economical
- Subchapter M Consulting & Advice
- Tugboat Loaner Program
The Great Lakes Towing Company & Great Lakes Shipyard have entered into a partnership with Damen Shipyards, in which Damen will provide engineering for its proven designs and Great Lakes Shipyard will receive full construction, design and engineering support from Damen. Great Lakes Shipyard plans to build two (2) new Damen-designed tugboats each year for the next five (5) years at the Shipyard’s facility in Cleveland, Ohio. Additionally, Damen will provide design and engineering services for the expansion of the shipyard and new 68,000 square foot facility.