NASSCO's shipyard facilities are capable of building commercial cargo ships and tankers and Navy auxiliary ships up to 1,000 feet in length and servicing or repairing any vessel sailing on the West Coast of the United States. The shipyard is located on San Diego Bay, which has a channel depth of 35 feet. To reach NASSCO, ships pass under the Coronado Bridge, which has a vertical clearance of 195 feet. The shipyard encompasses 80 acres of land and 46 acres of water and offers:
2 inclined building ways, 950-feet long and 108-feet wide
8 fully serviced berths ranging from 600 to 1,000 feet
A 1,000-foot long, 174-foot wide graving dock with a lift capacity of 30,000 long tons
10 whirley/portal cranes with individual lift capacities up to 300 tons and multi-crane lifts up to 620 tons
An 820-foot long, 136-foot wide floating drydock with an ABS-certified lift capacity of 44,000 long tons
6 production workshops and 10 assembly areas
2 blast cells and 5 paint cells for indoor prep and coating of hull blocks (52'x52'x30')more
With twelve locations and more than 2,500 workers Vigor is the leading provider of shipbuilding, ship repair and complex fabrication in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.
We build fishing boats, tugs, ferries, barges, fireboats, high performance combatant crafts and a variety of aluminum workboats. Our shipbuilding experts live for the challenge of delivering new vessels on time and on budget.
If it floats, we repair it. From small fishing boats to the country’s largest catcher processors, from basic barges to state-of-the-art articulated tug and barge sets, from offshore supply vessels to floating drill rigs, and from aircraft carriers to cruise ships, Vigor’s ship repair teams can tackle any repair project, where our customers need us, when they need us.
We fabricate heavy, high complexity projects from structural bridge girders to nuclear containment devices, from dam lift gates to space launch complex towers. We love to build. The tighter tolerance and the more complex the better.
We're privately owned and publicly minded. We value training, hard work, and smart thinking. We hold every employee accountable for success: theirs, ours, and our customers. We minimize barriers and respond quickly to market conditions and customers' needs. We're serious about safety and environmental stewardship.
Our companies share a common goal: providing world-class maritime and industrial services to support our customers and strengthen the communities where we live and work.
Vigor: Industrial Evolution.more