Fincantieri Marine Repair Moving into Port of Everett

April 2, 2024

Everett Economy, Everett Jobs

Rendering of a Constellation-class frigate to be constructed by FMR

With the Constellation Class Frigates coming to Everett, Fincantieri Marine Repair (FMR) will expand into Washington state, opening an Everett facility. The company is part of the Fincantieri group’s network featuring 18 shipyards located on four continents providing vessel construction, repair and maintenance services around the world.

A partner of the Navy, Fincantieri was awarded a $795 million contract in 2020 to build a Constellation-class frigate with options for up to nine additional vessels. So far the Navy has utilized three of the options for more vessels from Fincantieri’s American arm. The delivery of Fincantieri’s first Constellation-class frigate, the future USS Constellation, is expected in 2028.

Artist rendering of Constellation-class frigate, FFG 62

FMR facilities service cruise ships, yachts, bulk tankers, workboats and military vessels. The company, based in Jacksonville, Florida, was awarded a five-year contract to provide maintenance capabilities to U.S. Navy vessels homeported or operating in the Puget Sound region.

On March 12, the Port of Everett Commission unanimously approved a new one-year lease to establish an FMR office at the Port’s Marina Village at Waterfront Place. The delivery of Fincantieri’s first Constellation-class frigate, the future USS Constellation, is expected in 2028.

“We are pleased to become part of this community, and we look forward to growing our presence so that we can help our most important customer, the U.S. Navy,” said Shawn Johnston, FMR’s Vice President of Government Affairs and Growth. “Fincantieri is a natural fit to provide sustainment services for the Constellation-class frigates, many of which will be homeported in Everett in the years to come.”

The Port of Everett is one of the only 18 Strategic Commercial Seaports nationwide – five of which are positioned along the U.S. West Coast. With this designation, the Port is committed to maintaining readiness of its critical maritime facilities to meet national defense needs.

This news follows a recent visit from Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro to Naval Station Everett, where he witnessed the base’s work to improve training, readiness and modernization of the Navy’s fleet.


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