CIRI COMPANY OVERVIEW
CIRI is an Alaska Native corporation. It is one of 12 Alaska-based regional corporations established by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 to benefit Alaska Native people who have ties to the Cook Inlet region. The Anchorage based company is owned by more than 8,100 shareholders and has interests across Alaska, the lower 49 and abroad. CIRI’s well-diversified portfolio of business operations and investments includes:
Traditional and alternative energy and resource development
Oilfield and construction services
Real estate investment and management
Tourism and hospitality
Private equity and venture capital investments
CIRI also created a family of nonprofit service organizations that provide needed health care, housing, employment, education and other social and cultural enrichment services for Alaska Natives and others.
AIC moves earth. It is the heavy construction services company that energy and resource developers rely upon for extreme projects that have no tolerance for error, from mining projects to ice roads across fragile North Slope tundra and drill pads in ecologically sensitive near-shore zones throughout Alaska.
AIC is also Alaska's civil contractor of choice when public works projects require specialized expertise and fleets of heavy equipment. AIC moves mountains and bridges canyons for safer Alaska highways. Its winter construction capabilities accelerate timelines and minimize the environmental impact of extending roads across sensitive wetlands.
ANC R&D supports U.S. defense agencies, other government agencies and private contractors. It provides engineering and technical assistance, information technology, program and project management, research, training and civil construction services. It is a wholly owned CIRI subsidiary that is Minority Business Enterprise-, Small Disadvantaged Business- and Small Business Administration 8(a)-certified. Its combination of in-house capabilities and Alaska Native ownership enable government and private contractors to complete projects while also meeting minority procurement goals.
ANC R&D is both a prime contractor and a subcontractor. It is developing an Army prototype mobile satellite communications platform and is helping manage Army databases and designing test missile defense infrastructure. It is implementing leading edge information technology and processes and procedures for the Air Force at multiple locations around the nation. ANC R&D supplies key personnel support for the Air Force homeland security functions. ANC R&D's construction division builds civil projects for the U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Transportation, Fish and Wildlife Service and others in the western United States and Alaska, from replacing bridges to paving parking lots.
CATC is Alaska's largest locally owned tourism services provider. It helps travelers experience the best of Alaska, including national parks, wildlife viewing and glacier tours. CATC is the parent business of Seward-based Kenai Fjords Tours, one of Alaska's leading marine day-cruise companies.
CATC's land-based properties include the 212-room Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge near Denali National Park, the 180-room Seward Windsong Lodge near Kenai Fjords National Park and the exclusive Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge on Fox Island in Southcentral Alaska's Resurrection Bay. CATC's Alaska Heritage Tours packaging service helps independent travelers plan and book reservations for their Alaska adventures and prepare travel packages for group meetings, weddings, conventions and incentive travel.
CATC is a wholly owned CIRI subsidiary and a certified Minority Business Enterprise.
CLDC is a vertically integrated, full-service real estate development, investment and property management company with holdings located primarily in Alaska, Texas, Arizona, California and Hawaii. CLDC's holdings include major commercial real estate asset classes. Its development projects range from Tikahtnu Commons - Alaska's largest shopping and entertainment center being built on CIRI land in northeast Anchorage - to mixed-use office, retail, multifamily and residential developments in Alaska, Arizona, central Texas and California, to raw land for sale or lease.
CLDC and its subsidiaries provide a full spectrum of real estate services. Pacific Tower Properties Inc. (PTP) is a CLDC subsidiary and Alaska's premier commercial property management, sales, leasing and brokerage firm. PTP's property management portfolio includes more than 50 properties and 4 million square feet of commercial space statewide. CLDC is a wholly owned CIRI subsidiary and a certified Minority Business Enterprise.
Cruz Energy Services LLC is an oilfield services company that specializes in rig moves, crane work and energy project logistics. The company's Alaska North Slope oilfield service roots give it the experience needed to provide innovative solutions to support oil and gas drilling operations in extreme conditions and remote locations. Cruz Energy saves clients money by deploying its own fleet of rig-moving equipment that includes seven Link-Belt cranes, five tandem/tandem bed trucks, four pole trucks and 20 winch tractors. Cruz Energy has a strong and expanding presence in the Bakken formation, serving energy exploration and production job sites in North and South Dakota, Montana, Colorado and Wyoming.
Cruz Marine LLC provides heavy marine hauling and marine construction support services off shore and in Alaska rivers. The company's shallow draft expertise allows it to reach remote locations or otherwise inaccessible villages. Cruz Marine can provide up to 6,400 square feet of available deck space and can move up to 1,000 tons of cargo and material on a single barge.
Cruz Marine has a fleet of six vessels including the MV Dana Cruz and MV Millie Cruz, two new shallow-draft, all-oceans towing vessels built in 2010 and 2011. The two vessels have an operating draft range from 3 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 10 inches and can operate in rivers and coastal deltas with less than 4 inches of water. The MV Dana Cruz is currently operating off the coast of Western Australia.
Fire Island Wind LLC is a wholly owned CIRI subsidiary that is developing Alaska's first commercial-scale wind power generation project on CIRI land on Fire Island, in Cook Inlet just west of Anchorage. Fire Island Wind is Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)-certified.
Southcentral Alaska uses natural gas to generate more than 90 percent of its electricity. However, Cook Inlet gas reserves are running out. Clean, renewable wind energy could diversify Railbelt power resources, which would increase reliability and decrease ratepayers' vulnerability to gas shortages and price increases.
The first phase of the project will include 11 1.6-megawatt turbines capable of producing 17.6 megawatts of electricity, enough to power more than 6,000 homes. Fire Island Wind anticipates beginning power production in fall 2012.
The North Wind Group is a family of companies based in Idaho Falls, Idaho, that provides broad spectrum environmental- and construction-related services for government and private projects. North Wind Inc. and North Wind Services LLC specialize in environmental cleanup and restoration, project management and construction services. North Wind Resource Consulting provides a broad range of natural and cultural resource, environmental compliance and permitting services. North Wind Construction Services provides heavy civil construction services with special expertise in mine reclamation, repository construction and operation, landfill closures and stream restoration. North Wind Solutions offers primarily base operations support, facilities operation and maintenance, security control services and military munitions response.
North Wind Group companies employ more than 350 highly skilled workers at offices and projects across the United States and Puerto Rico. Its client portfolio includes the federal departments of Energy, Defense, Interior, Agriculture and Homeland Security, NASA and such commercial interests as Bechtel, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Duke Energy and General Electric.
PTP Management is a full-service real estate management company with a focus on commercial real property management. PTP’s services include property management, asset management, accounting and reporting services, construction management, leasing services, tax appeals and consulting assignments. The company’s clients range from individual owners of single commercial buildings to institutional owners of large commercial portfolios, and include local, regional and national owners. The PTP portfolio consists of more than 50 commercial properties throughout Alaska encompassing a combined building area of 4.5 million square feet. Property uses within its management portfolio include retail, office, mixed-use and industrial/warehouse. PTP can customize its services to match the needs of its clients in meeting the goals and objectives of their commercial real estate holdings.
PTP Management is a subsidiary of Pacific Tower Properties Inc., a full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm. Pacific Tower offers clients professional brokerage services for buyers and sellers, valuation, development, tax appeal and consulting services.
Stone Horn Ridge LLC is a wholly owned CIRI subsidiary that is moving to develop an underground coal gasification (UCG) project to initiate commercial operations and production as soon as 2015. Stone Horn Ridge is Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)-certified.
The project site is on remote CIRI land that is being carefully selected for geologic and hydrologic characteristics to minimize environmental risk. CIRI's core drilling programs have confirmed the existence of significant commercial coal reserves and favorable geology in the project area that can support safe, clean and economic UCG development.
The initial project will provide syngas that can be used to generate electricity, upgraded with methanation into synthetic natural gas for local use and export, or used as feedstock to produce clean liquid fuels, fertilizer or other petrochemical projects. It will also offset declining domestic natural gas reserves, bringing price stability and clean, safe and reliable base load power to meet Southcentral Alaska's energy needs.
Weldin Construction LLC provides construction and construction management services primarily for local, state and federal governments. Weldin has completed hundreds of projects throughout Alaska and the Pacific Rim since its inception in 1991, and has earned numerous outstanding performance and safety awards. Weldin self-performs most disciplines of work, including civil, mechanical, electrical, vertical construction and fire sprinkler systems. The company also has Military Process Piping and Fuels divisions.
Weldin has performed more than $250 million in prime contracts since 1996 for governmental agencies, including the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S Navy and U.S. Coast Guard.
Weldin's services include:
- Excavation and site reclamation
- Military fuel systems construction, maintenance and repair
- Electrical systems for commercial, industrial and controls projects
- Mechanical and plumbing systems for commercial and industrial projects
- Vertical construction/design-build
- Road and highway construction