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GD Gets Contract Option

The U. S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat, a business unit of General Dynamics, a $6 million contract option for the advanced procurement of on-board repair parts for the first four submarines of the Virginia Class. The work will be shared about equally between Electric Boat (55 percent) and Northrop Grumman Newport News (45 percent), Electric Boat's teammate in the Virginia-class construction, and will be completed by the end of 2007. The option is part of a $4.2-billion contract the Navy awarded Electric Boat in 1998 for the construction of the first four ships of the class.


CAE to Provide Automation System for Navy

CAE’s Marine Systems division has been selected to provide an automated ship control system for the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program. The $3.6M contract was awarded by General Dynamics Advanced Information System. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is the program’s prime contractor. A contract option could bring an addition al $2.2M.


Navy Orders Material for More Austal JHSVs

The U.S. Navy has exercised contract options funding Austal’s acquisition of long lead-time material associated with the construction of two additional 338 ft Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV). The award is valued at $99.5m. Austal was awarded the initial contract to design and build the first 338 ft JHSV in November 2008. The contract included options for a further nine additional vessels to be awarded between FY09 and FY13 for a total value of up to $1.6b.


HII Gets USN Submarine Engineering & Industrial Work Contract

Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division awarded the $142.7 million contract from the U.S. Navy. The contract option is for work on operational and decommissioning U.S. Navy submarines, conversion submarines, special mission submersibles, submarine support facilities and related programs. NNS is the prime contractor for the work, which will include engineering, design, configuration management, integrated logistic support, database management


Grumman Awarded $102M for Sub Modernization

Photo courtesy Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a cost plus fixed fee contract option valued at $102.7m from the U.S. Navy for work on Los Angeles-class, Seawolf-class, Virginia-class and Ohio-class submarines, special mission submersible interfaces, submarine support facilities and related programs. The company's Shipbuilding sector in Newport News, Va. is the prime contractor and will provide engineering, design, configuration management, integrated logistic support


FGH Receives $52 Million Worth Of Orders

Friede Goldman Halter (FGH) has signed nine contracts with a combined value of more than $52 million, excluding options. The contracts are outlined as follows: Halter has agreed with Foss Maritime for the construction of a 98-ft. (29.8 m) harbor tug, with options to build two additional vessels; a contract was also signed with an undisclosed foreign operator for construction of two high-speed passenger ferries, with options for two additional vessels; Sea Coast Towing has contracted Halter


Todd Pacific Shipyards to Overhaul Carriers

Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation has been awarded a five-year contract with the United States Navy to provide long-term overhaul and maintenance to the NIMITZ CLASS aircraft carriers (CVN) homeported in Puget Sound. The contract consists of multiple contract options for planned incremental availabilities (PIA's), docking planned incremental availabilities (DPIA's) and continuous maintenance and upkeep for the USS LINCOLN (CVN-72), USS STENNIS (CVN-74)


Navy Announces Flight 0 LCS Contract Awards

Lockheed Martin Corporation – Maritime Systems & Sensors, Moorestown, N.J. ($46,501,821) and General Dynamics - Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine ($78,798,188) are each being awarded contract options for final system design with options for detail design and construction of up to two Flight 0 Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). "Today’s Littoral Combat Ship decision represents an important milestone for the warfighter and the acquisition team," said John Young


USCG Awards Bollinger 3 Patrol Boat Contract

Artist’s rendition of the Sentinel Class 154 ft. Patrol Boat for the U.S. Coast Guard, being built by Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. (Photo courtesy Bollinger / Damen)

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announced that it was awarded a contract valued at over $142,000,000 to build an additional three Sentinel Class, 154-ft patrol boats, for the U. S. Coast Guard.  The initial contract for the design and construction of the lead ship in the class was awarded to Bollinger in September 2008. Under the current contract options, the Coast Guard can buy up to thirty-four patrol boats with Bollinger for a total value of over $1.6b.


Korean Shipyard Wins US$600-million Seaspan Order

HHI/Seaspan Signing Ceremony: Photo credit HHI

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) wins the order for five 14,000 TEU container ships, with a contract option for 5 more. The ultra-large container ships, measuring 368 m in length, 51 m in width, and 30 m in depth, are scheduled to be delivered from 2015. Upon delivery, the vessels will be charted by Seaspan Corp. to the Taiwan’s Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp on a long-term contract. The container ships will feature an electronically-controlled main engine and HiBallast seawater


WR Contracted for CDSADN Services

WR Systems, Ltd. of Norfolk, Va. has been awarded a delivery order on the SeaPort-e contract with NSWC, Dahlgren Division for support services to Combat Direction Systems Activity, Dam Neck (CDSADN) Rapid Response Engineering Capability in the areas of software, hardware


Lockheed Martin Awarded Contracts Two GPS lll Satellites

GPS Satellite: File image

Lockheed Martin inform that the U.S. Air Force has awarded it more than $245 million in contract options to complete production of its seventh and eighth next-generation Global Positioning System satellites, known as GPS III. “With eight GPS III satellites now fully under contract


Latest DoD Navy Contracts

USNS Guadalupe: Photo MSC

Vigor Industrial LLC, Moran Towing Corp., and Maersk Line, Ltd.  figure amongst the latest US Department of Defense, Navy, contract awards for various services as follows: USNS ship repair contract – Vigor Vigor Industrial LLC, Portland, Ore


Container Shipping May Hoist Financial Distress Signal: New Study

Container terminal: File photo CCL3

Beset by continued sluggish demand, a growing mountain of debt and a radically changing marketplace, listed companies in the global container shipping industry as a whole face a greater risk of financial distress, including possible bankruptcy, than at any time since 2010


Navy Funds Austal to Build Two More LCS in US$3.5-Billion Program

LCS Independence variant photo courtesy of US Navy

Austal inform that its USA’s order backlog has grown by approximately US$684-million dollars as a result of two additional Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) contract options being exercised by the United States Navy. The contract options fund construction of the LCS 18 and LCS 20


Transocean Orders Two New Ultra-Deepwater Drillships

Transocean rigs: Image courtesy of the owners

Transocean Ltd. inform that a subsidiary company has awarded contracts to Sembcorp Marine's subsidiary, Jurong Shipyard, in Singapore for construction of two newbuild dynamically positioned ultra-deepwater drillships with contract options for up to three more.


China Shipyard to Build Two PSV's

Guandong China shipyard: Photo courtesy of COSCO

COSCO Corporation inform that two contract options for the construction of two platform supply vessels (PSV) at their COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard have been declared effective. The option contracts, valued at approximately US$60-million, were from a Singapore based company.


Latest Global Ocean-Going Shipbuilding Round-Up

Zhoushan Shipyard:Photo credit COSCO

A relatively active past week in the dry bulk newbuilding market is noted by Clarkson Hellas in their S&P Weekly Bulletin. Dry bulk carriers Oldendorff Carriers have contracted two firm plus two option 208,000 DWT Newcastlemax at Hantong Shipyard, with delivery of all four vessels in 2016


GPS lll Satellite Build Contract Goes to Lockheed Martin

Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin more than US$200-million in contract options to complete production of its fifth and sixth next-generation Global Positioning System satellites, known as GPS III . Lockheed Martin explain that the GPS III improves capability to meet the evolving


USCG Christens Fourth National Security Cutter

The U.S Coast Guard christened its fourth National Security Cutter Saturday, during a ceremony at Ingalls Shipyards in Pascagoula, Miss. The cutter's sponsor, Linda Kapral Papp, led the time-honored tradition of breaking a champagne bottle on the cutter's bow


ABS Awarded Military Sea Lift Command Contract

Classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is being awarded a contract with a cumulative value of US$ 25,000,000 by the Department of Defence's Military Sealift Command for vessel classification services. The Department of Defense, Navy


COSCO China Shipbuilders Win Slew of Contracts

COSCO, Singapore announce its subsidiary shipyards in China have gained contracts for newbuildings worht US$366-million for offshore and various other types of vessel, as follows: COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard Co. Ltd. A Netherlands based company has placed orders to build two platform supply


Ardmore Orders Two 37,000 DWT Chemical Tanker Newbuilds

Ardmore Shipping Corporation today announced that it has contracted Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. Ltd, South Korea (HMD) for the construction of two 37,000 Dwt IMO 2 eco-design chemical tankers ordered from for approximately $32.7 million each with options for further equipment upgrades.


Solstad Offshore Fix Vessel Charters

NOR Tigerfish: Photo courtesy of Solstad

Solstad Offshore ASA (SOFF) has extended contracts for vessels in its offshore fleet. A new contract with BG Tunisia for hire of SOFF’s anchor handling vessel (AHTS) “Nor Star” is for a duration of  2 years firm and with one yearly option.


BAE San Diego Gets USS Green Bay Modernization Contract

USS Green Bay: Photo credit USN

The US Department of Defense has awarded a Navy contract for the LPD 17-class warship modernization. BAE San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $15,361,658 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-4407) to exercise an option for the USS Green Bay (LPD 20)


 
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