Project to revive dry dock at Roosevelt Roads announced
By The Star Staff
The Roosevelt Roads Local Redevelopment Authority (LRA) unveiled a project that aims to give developers and operators in the maritime industry the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the vessel maintenance, repair and retrofit industry. The initiative seeks a highly qualified developer to design, build, operate and finance the rehabilitation and operation of the dry dock located at the facilities of the former Roosevelt Roads Naval Base in Ceiba.
LRA Executive Director Joel A. Pizá Batiz expressed enthusiasm for the proposal, highlighting the significant impact that such a project could have on the local economy.
“This opportunity will not only foster the creation of specialized jobs in the region, but will also position Puerto Rico as an American alternative in the boat maintenance, repair and remodeling industry in the Caribbean,” he said.
The project, which is backed by private capital, aims to create a world-class facility that will offer services to commercial vessels, including yachts and mega yachts.
The request for proposals documents are available on the LRA website (www.rooseveltroads.pr.gov). The deadline to complete the Bidder Registration Form to participate in the proposal is Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. (AST). Registration is mandatory to participate.
The LRA invited qualified bidders to participate in the project, which it said will not only strengthen the maritime industry in the region, but also positively impact the local community and economy.