Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Delta Western has purchased what is known as the Gitkov marine fueling dock in Auke Bay. It's also known as the Seal Dock which is located between the Alaska Marine Highway and Allen Marine docks.
Mike Johnson, the company's Southeast Marketing Manager, says they plan a small fuel tank farm there with double-wall, self-contained dispensing tanks. A pipeline will be built on to the dock to provide high and low flow diesel and gasoline dispensers.
The location and deep draft capabilities allow simple access for vessels looking to avoid congestion in Statter Harbor, according to Johnson.
Johnson said construction started Monday and they hope to be online before Christmas. The plan is to be fully functional for the summer season next year, he said. Johnson said they anticipate they'll be able to provide up to 100,000 gallons per day once in full operation.