Return-on-Investment Analysis of a New Valdez Fuel Dock

The purpose of this technical memo is to assist the City of Valdez in understanding the return on investment over time associated with the development of a new fuel dock within the New South Harbor. The South Harbor is owned and managed by the City of Valdez. This memo analyzes three potential fuel dock owner and operating scenarios in this location:

  • A privately constructed fuel dock facility with a negotiated property and tideland lease from the City of Valdez;
  • A public-private partnership with the City of Valdez constructing the facility and leasing out the operations to a private partner; and,
  • A facility operated and constructed by the City of Valdez.