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Hampton Roads Repair Company expanding its capabilities

Friday, October 18, 2019   (0 Comments)

ECR (formerly East Coast Repair and Fabrtication), has released the following:

Hampton Roads Repair Company expanding its capabilities

East Coast Repair and Fabrication, a ship repair company rebranded simply as “ECR” which is based in the Hampton Roads area with operations in Jacksonville, Florida and San Diego California, is making moves to expand its Ship Repair capabilities.

Since the Company’s inception in 1999, it has focused primarily on building competence and capacity geared towards supporting the maintenance of the Navy’s fleet. Last summer ECR secured a facility in Newport News with the intention of offering its Ship Repair Services to a commercial segment of vessel owners and operators. The facility is optimally situated at the foot of the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel and is comprised of 84 acres, including 2 piers, one at 1,100 feet and one at 1,000 feet, and each with a water depth of 40 feet. In the spring of this year, the company also expanded its efforts in the commercial sector by acquiring a small commercial ship repair company and machine shop in Jacksonville, Florida and establishing a Crane and Rigging company.

The culmination of ECR’s recent business development efforts resulted in the Company’s first ship repair contract award for performance at its new facility. US Marine Management, a private Operator for a number of Military Sealift Command (MSC) vessels will bring the USNS Bob Hope to ECR’s facility for a 90 day period for some steel repair work. The vessel is the lead ship in MSC’s class of vehicle cargo ships which are used to preposition tanks, trucks and other wheeled vehicles and supplies.

“This is a monumental event for our Company. We look forward to servicing a more broad and diverse group of vessel owners and operators in the region with our deep water piers. The opportunities to add future capabilities at the facility are abundant. We look forward to expanding our offerings as we continue to invest in our future”, said Rene Doiron, ECR’s President.


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