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New Port Angeles Washdown Facility Opens Door to Economic Growth

Mar 29

Bowditch Marine

New Port Angeles Washdown Facility Opens Door to Economic Growth

by Bowditch Marine

The Marine Trades Industrial Park (MTIP) has completed the new washdown facility, a core piece of its infrastructure. The new installation will play a key part in attracting and keeping tenants at the MTIP. The MTIP was built on the site of the former PenPly mill after extensive environmental clean-up, paid for by a combination of Exxon Mobile, Rayonier and Port insurance.

This state-of-the-art facility, built to accommodate vessels up to 175 feet long, replaces the old washdown which was not able to serve larger vessels.  The washdown is also important for existing tenants Westport and Platypus. Together with their heavy-duty Travelifts (500 tons and 300 tons), the MTIP can attract and keep marine trades companies. Other local marine trades businesses will also benefit if they become MTIP tenants. The total construction cost was $1,644,445.

The strategic location of Port Angeles between the Pacific Ocean and Puget Sound is attractive to boat building and repair companies in the Northwest, especially as urban centers become crowded and more expensive.

Read the entire article at https://portofpa.com/DocumentCenter/View/1989/Pilot-3-19-web-1

The Port Pilot

March 2019

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