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Port of Everett to Kick Off First Phase of Marina Fuel Dock Upgrades, Awards $2M Fuel Tank Replacement Contract

Date: Sep 14, 2022

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EVERETT, WASH.
– The Port of Everett Commission awarded a $2 million construction contract to Glacier Environmental Services to replace the Port’s upland underground fuel tanks that service the Marina Fuel Dock.

The work, to begin this week, represents the first phase of a two-part project to upgrade the Port’s aging fuel dock facility that not only supports Everett’s thriving boating community, but also fuels national defense.

“The Port of Everett is a great partner and supporter of our national defense mission,” said Capt. Josh Menzel, commanding officer of Naval Station Everett. “We rely on their fuel dock to refuel security boats and other small vessels. Improvements to the fuel dock improves access for boats used by security, divers, ship maintenance, and reserve units. This is especially important in times of emergency. We greatly appreciate the Port as our neighbor and strategic partner.”

In addition to our U.S. Navy partners next door who rely on the Port’s facilities to refuel smaller naval assets, the upgraded fuel dock also fuels recreational and commercial boating.

The Port of Everett is the largest public marina on the West Coast with 2,300 slips and 5,000 lineal feet of guest moorage. Thousands of slipholders, visiting boaters, a range of recreational and commercial fishermen, tourism operators, and commercial vessels like the Hat Island Ferry also fuel up here.

The U.S. Coast Guard, City of Everett Police and Fire Departments, Snohomish County Sheriff’s and tribal partners will also benefit from an upgraded fuel dock as they, too, refuel their vessels at the Marina to support critical emergency response in the area.

“We are excited to get this fuel dock project underway to enhance this critical asset and better meet our growing facility demands here at the Marina,” said Jeff Lindhout, Port of Everett’s Chief of Marina Operations. “Over the past two decades, we have invested more than $120 million in Marina recapitalization and upgrades, and we will continue to do so to ensure Everett continues to be the boater’s choice.”

Constructed in the 1980s, the 40-year-old facility is in need of replacement and upgrades. This project involves the installation of two new 30,000-gallon underground tanks — one for diesel, the other for gas — in the Central Marina parking lot, followed by the removal of the existing gas and diesel tanks. Construction starts with five to eight months of material preload to compact the site and settle any groundwater out of the new tank location.

The second phase of the project, to take place next summer, includes dock relocation and reconfiguration to enhance the layout for vessels fueling up. In its current location at Central A-Dock, strong currents create challenges when refueling at low tide. Work includes demolition of Central A- and B-Docks. A new 500-foot dock will be built east of the current location.

The existing fuel dock will remain open for the duration of the project. It will be demolished and removed once the new facility is operational. The Marina will be working directly with slipholders in the area on relocation plans during this work. 

The Marina Fuel Tank project was awarded a $5.3 million Department of Defense’s Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation grant. This funding will offset the estimated $8.8 million price tag to reconfigure and rebuild the dock and associated infrastructure.

The Department of Defense’s Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation awarded the grant through its Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program.

For more information, contact Catherine Soper, Communications & Marketing Director, at catherines@portofeverett.com.

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About the Port of Everett Marina
The Port of Everett owns and operates the largest public marina on the West Coast with moorage for 2,300 boats. The Marina consists of three areas: South Docks, Central Docks and North Docks. Our facilities offer 5,000 linear feet of visitor moorage, a fuel dock, laundry and shower facilities, and a full-service marine Crafts­man District with a state-of-the-art, environmentally sound boatyard, a haul out pier with a 75-ton Trav­elift and 35-ton Travelift, a 60-ton boat transporter, boom truck, forklift and tugboat services, a wash­down facility, and a mix of on-site marine-related retail and repair services. Additionally, the Port oper­ates a 13-lane boat launch — the largest boat launch in Washington state — with ample parking and quick access to abundant fishing, crabbing and shrimping. The Marina is complemented by the surrounding amenities of the Port’s transforming destination water­front known as Waterfront Place.