Alaska Dispatch News
By: Devin Kelly
A key contractor in the botched Port of Anchorage expansion project has settled with the city of Anchorage for $3.75 million, clearing what one city attorney described as a roadblock to other settlements in the case.
Integrated Concepts and Research Corp., a subsidiary of the Virginia-based engineering and technical services corporation VSE Corp., filed a settlement notice Thursday in U.S. district court
ICRC was the construction project manager in the expansion project, which cost more than $300 million and left Anchorage with a dock that couldn't be used.
This is the fourth settlement reached in the port litigation, but ICRC is at the center of the web of contractors. The U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration contracted with ICRC as the project manager, which then procured the contracts with all the construction and design companies that worked on the project, said Robert Owens, assistant Anchorage city attorney.