The Great Lakes Group


USGS R/V KIYI Rolled Out of Fabric Building

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)‘s Research Vessel KIYI arrived at Great Lakes Shipyard Fall 2020 for a major repower and repair contract.

The vessel was hauled out and drydocked, and a majority of the work was completed over the winter in the yard’s fabrication building.

As the project nears completion, the KIYI was rolled out of the fabrication building. The remainder of the punch list items will be finished outside, include a complete blast and paint job.

The vessel will be launched in a few weeks, work will be finalized, and the contract will be complete in mid-June.