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NORSHIPCO to Purchase Dry Dock

United Defense Industries announced that NORSHIPCO has signed an agreement to to purchase Metro Machine Corp's 14,000-ton dry dock known as "Old Dominion." The dock, expected to be operational by the end of May, will be relocated to NORSHIPCO and placed in an area previously occupied by a similar size dock, which was retired two years ago. The agreement provides additional opportunities for the exchange of work and dry dock utilization. The acquisition of the dock positions NORSHIPCO as a stronger competitor in the U.S. Navy, Military Sealift Command (MSC), and commercial ship repair markets. The added dry dock capacity affords NORSHIPCO the opportunity to pursue additional areas of work, which could lead to more level-loading of the yard's skilled workforce. NORSHIPCO's workers specialize in the repair and modernization of Naval vessels and various cruise and commercial cargo fleets. The addition of Old Dominion to NORSHIPCO's existing dry docking capabilities, including the 950-ft. TITAN dock, with displacement capacity of 52,000 tons, also allows the company to service nearly all of the U.S. Navy's non-nuclear ships and a significant number of the world's commercially operated vessels.


NORSHIPCO Receives Award

United Defense Industries, Inc. announced the receipt of one of the U.S. Navy’s most prestigious awards, the Theater Surface Combatants Award for Excellence, at its shipyard in Norfolk, Va. The award, formerly titled the AEGIS Excellence Award, was presented to NORSHIPCO, a member of the United States Marine Repair (USMR) family of shipyards, during a ceremony at the yard in August. Rear Adm. William J. Cobb, Jr. presented the award to Tom Epley, NORSHIPCO’s president and general manager


NORSHIPCO Wins $10M Contract

NORSHIPCO, a subsidiary of United Defense Industries, Inc., has been awarded a $10 million contract by the Supervisor of Shipbuilding and Repair, Jacksonville, for two fixed-price repair packages on the U.S. Navy's aircraft carrier, USS KENNEDY (CV-66). Work is scheduled to begin in January 2003 and be completed by late summer 2003 at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, the ship's homeport. NORSHIPCO has teamed with North Florida Shipyards, Inc. (NFSY), located in Jacksonville, Fla


NORSHIPCO Wins Second Kennedy Contract Worth Over $21M

United Defense Industries, Inc. announced today a $21,694,925 award to its subsidiary, NORSHIPCO, by the Supervisor of Shipbuilding and Repair, Jacksonville, Fla., for the firm fixed-price Extended Selective Restricted Availability (EDSRA) on the Navy's aircraft carrier, USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67). NORSHIPCO previously won a $10 million contract in November for work on the KENNEDY. The work is scheduled to begin in January 2003 and to be completed by September 2003 at the Naval Station


United Defense Wins Contracts

United Defense, Industries, Inc announced today the award to NORSHIPCO a division of United States Marine Repair of 2 multi-year, multi-ship, cost plus contracts by the U.S. Navy’s Supervisor of Shipbuilding and Repair (SUPSHIP), Portsmouth worth nearly $90 million if all options are exercised. The largest contract, for six LSD-41 and 48 class ships, puts the entire LSD fleet of this ship type on East and West coasts under maintenance contracts with United States Marine Repair


New Booms

The contract started with 11 new Snorkel TB 60 telescoping booms that were shipped directly from the factory to Norshipco. The TB 60's have 500 lbs. unrestricted platform capacity, 66-ft. working height and 50-ft. horizontal reach capability. They are driveable at full height and use fully proportional ramp-on controls for boom lift, swing and drive. Norshipco is a division of United States Marine Repair, the largest non-nuclear ship repair company in the U.S


United Defense's Norfolk Shipyard Wins Ship Repair Contract

United Defense Industries, Inc. announced today the U.S. Navy's contract award to the Norfolk, Va., shipyard, NORSHIPCO, for the topside phased-maintenance, fixed-price availability work on the dock landing amphibious-class ship USS WHIDBEY ISLAND (LSD-41), the lead ship in its class home-ported in Norfolk. NORSHIPCO is a member of United States Marine Repair, Inc. (USMR), a subsidiary of United Defense. The basic award of the contract is valued at $12


NORSHIPCO Weathers the Economic Storm

A down economy, a disabled drydock and a nation under heightened security measures — not exactly the best position for a ship repair facility to be in — or so one would think. Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corporation (NORSHIPCO) however has managed to stay on top with its steady stream of government and commercial work coming in into its yard. A member of the United States Marine Repair (USMR) group of shipyards, NORSHIPCO, as well as its West Coast yard affiliates


Foss Tows USNS Shasta from San Diego to Norfolk

Foss 3,000 hp tug Sidney Foss was dispatched from Seattle to tow USNS Shasta from San Diego to Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corp. (Norshipco), located in Norfolk, Va. USNS Shasta measures 564 x 81 ft. Shasta is a U.S. Navy Ammunition Ship, and is being transferred to Military Sealift Command (MSC) for utilization. Norshipco will perform substantial modifications to the ship's house structure at its Norfolk yard, and will convert Navy berthing and office compartments to configurations


NORSHIPCO Proceeds with USNS Shasta Contract

Military Sealift Command (MSC) has canceled its stop-work order and given NORSHIPCO permission to proceed with repair and conversion work on USNS Shasta. With options, the total value of the contract is between approximately $20 million and $25 million. The work is scheduled to begin around the end of February 1999 and continue until January 2000. Work was originally stopped due to a protest by National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) about the award of the contract to NORSHIPCO.


Norshipco Signs $11m Contract

Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corp. (NORSHIPCO), Norfolk, Va., is being awarded an $11,050,533 firm-fixed-price contract for ship repair overhaul and drydock to support USNS Humphreys, a fleet replenishment oiler. This contract contains options, which if exercised


Norshipco Signs $11m Contract

Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corp. (NORSHIPCO), Norfolk, Va., is being awarded an $11,050,533 firm-fixed-price contract for ship repair overhaul and drydock to support USNS Humphreys, a fleet replenishment oiler. This contract contains options, which if exercised


Navy Awards Multi Ship/Multi Option Contract

The Navy awarded the East Coast Multi/Ship Multi Option (MS/MO) contract on Dec. 20 to Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation (NORSHIPCO) for DDG docking maintenance availabilities along with their associated non-docking availabilities.


Norshipco Wins $22M USS Bataan Contract

Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corp., Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $21,975,514 fixed-price contract for the drydocking phased maintenance availability of the USS Bataan (LHD-5). Work involves miscellaneous repairs, including drydocking. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Va


Hanson Retires from San Francisco DryDock

Carl Hanson, president and general manager of San Francisco Drydock (SFD), one of seven United States Marine Repair (USMR)ship repair facilities , including Southwest Marine (SWM) and NORSHIPCO on the East Coast, has retired. He had been with the company since 1978


Old Boats, New Beginnings

Today's commercial vessel owners are becoming increasingly creative in order to extend the life of existing vessels. Typically, a commercial steel hull can last for more than 50 years. However, rugged use may call for extensive repair of a vessel to keep it sailing


Interesting Repair Jobs in GOM

By Larry Pearson Today's commercial vessel owners are becoming increasingly creative in order to extend the life of existing vessels. Typically, a commercial steel hull can last for more than 50 years. However, rugged use may call for extensive repair of a vessel to keep it sailing


NORSHIPCO wins $12M Contract

Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corp., Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $12,213,324 fixed-price contract for the Phased Maintenance Availability of USS Whidbey Island (LSD-41). Work will be performed in Norfolk and is to be completed by February


NORSHIPCO to Get USS Ramage

Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corp., Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $7,671,568 fixed-price contract for a docking selected restricted availability on USS Ramage (DDG 61). The work will also include miscellaneous repairs. Work will be performed in


NORSHIPCO Gets $5.7M for Conversion

Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydocking Corp. (NORSHIPCO), Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $5,720,897 firm-fixed-price contract for the conversion of fast combat support ship USNS Arctic. USNS Arctic was transferred from U.S. Navy's combatant fleet to


Kearsarge Returns to NNSY

From Norfolk Naval Shipyard Public Affairs Following a back-to-basics approach in performing ship repairs, Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) returned another amphibious-class ship to the fleet within budget and ahead of schedule, as the result of a public-private ship repair partnership in the


NSRC Launch Third Online Installment of Campaign

The National Ship Repair Coalition (NSRC) launched its third multi-media presentation to support the “What Have You Done for the Fleet Today?” campaign. The latest installment of this campaign can be viewed online at http://www.nationalshiprepair


NORSHIPCO Wins USS Nicholas Contract

Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corp., Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $5,737,080 firm-fixed-price contract for a drydocking selected restricted availability on USS Nicholas (FFG-47). Work includes miscellaneous structural, electrical, and mechanical repairs including shipalts


National Ship Repair Coalition Elects Chairman

RADM Richard Camacho, USN (Ret.) was unanimously elected today as Chairman of the National Ship Repair Coalition's Executive Committee. As Chairman of the Executive Committee, Camacho is the ship repair industry's leading national spokesman.


Norshipco And Metro Machine Team Up

Norshipco and Metro Machine have agreed to a teaming arrangement - further enabling the two companies to raise the level of services provided to the U.S. Navy. The partnership between Norshipco and Metro provides the Navy with the private sector capability and capacity in the Norfolk, Va






 
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