Company’s Newly Developed Pier at Ward Cove, Alaska Receives Prestigious 2021 AGC Build America Merit Award in the Environmental Enhancement Category
MIAMI, April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (“Norwegian” or “the Company”) (NYSE: NCLH), a leading global cruise company which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, today celebrates Earth Day worldwide and rallies behind this year’s Restore our Earth™ theme. The Company is also pleased to announce it has been recognized for its efforts to “Restore our Earth” with a prestigious 2021 Associated General Contractors Construction Risk Partners Build America Merit Award for Environmental Enhancement for the construction of its newly developed double ship pier at Ward Cove, Ketchikan, Alaska. The Company and Ward Cove Dock Group, LLC (“WCDG”) joined together to transform Ward Cove, a superfund site, into a sustainable, environmentally friendly and entertaining site for the community and cruise visitors.
“Our commitment to protect and preserve our oceans, the environment and the destinations we visit is at the core of our everyday business operations, not just on Earth Day, but every day. We are pleased to be recognized for this commitment to environmental enhancement for our Ward Cove pier construction,” said Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. “We continuously seek new opportunities to drive a positive impact on society and the environment through our global sustainability program, Sail & Sustain, and recognize the responsibility we have to restore our earth and protect and preserve our shared natural resources.”
“We are honored to receive the prestigious 2021 ACG Build America Merit Award for Environmental Enhancement for our newly developed double ship pier at Ward Cove, Ketchikan, Alaska,” said Alicia Cuervo, Vice President On-Shore Design, Development and Construction of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. “As with all our construction projects around the world, sustainability was at the forefront of the Ward Cove project. We integrated environmentally responsible practices throughout the project to effectively lower the carbon footprint of the site, ensured water quality during construction, recycled and reused existing materials and practiced effective waste mitigation and management.”
The Ward Cove site included a former pulp mill and approximately 160 acres of coastal areas. The pulp mill operated from 1954 to 1997 and after the mill’s closure, the site was designated for Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) superfund cleanup. The EPA’s superfund program, established in 1980, is responsible for cleaning up some of the nation’s most contaminated land and focuses on making a visible and lasting difference in communities, ensuring that people can live and work in healthy, vibrant places. The Company, along with WCDG and engineers from Turnagain Marine Construction worked together to reimagine the Ward Cove site and construct the new cruise pier including the development of uplands. The project focused on the reuse of existing materials and despite the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic, continued on-schedule and within budget.
The Company aims to ensure sustainability is at the forefront of all of construction and development projects. Alicia Cuervo, Vice President of On-Shore Design, Development and Construction, leads the Company’s construction efforts and is a seasoned Civil Engineer who holds a Port Engineering Masters Certificate and certificates in Project Management and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Construction. She sits on the Board of the Green Advantage Organization an ANSI-accredited global organization and holds various sustainability certifications. Her team also has an in-house Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (“LEED”) licensed Architect.
About Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NCLH) is a leading global cruise company which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands. With a combined fleet of 28 ships with nearly 60,000 berths, these brands offer itineraries to more than 490 destinations worldwide. The Company has nine additional ships scheduled for delivery through 2027, comprising of approximately 24,000 berths.
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