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GD Wins $7m for Submarine Work

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $6.8 million U.S. Navy contract modification to design and procure a common controller for various shipboard functions on Virginia-class submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). This modification is part of an overall engineering contract supporting the Virginia-class submarine program.  The contract was initially awarded in July 2010 and has a potential value of $881 million over a total of five years if all options are exercised and funded.  


General Dynamics Bags USN's VPM Development Contract

Virginia Payload Module

  The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $6.5 million contract modification to support development of the Virginia Payload Module (VPM). Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. The VPM will comprise four large-diameter payload tubes in a new hull section to be inserted in Virginia-class submarines. The section will extended the hull by 70 to 80 feet and boost strike capacity by 230 percent while increasing the cost by less than 15 percent


Damen Delivers two Multi Cats

Following delivery by Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld of two shallow draft Multi Cats 1908 to Coastal Shipping, these versatile workboats were named by Miss Marina van Oord and Mrs. C. Ybema on the 6th of September 2005. Named CS Marine and CS Carmen the vessels will be used for anchor handling, supply duties, towing, hose handling and survey activities. The 19 m vessels will be deployed in the Caspian Sea on a long term contract, supporting the local oil- and gas industry


Dresser-Rand Signs SSA with DLA

Dresser-Rand recently announced the signing of a Strategic Supplier Alliance (SSA) with the Navy's Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). In a recent letter to Dresser-Rand, Keith W. Lippert, Vice Admiral, SC, USN wrote, "The Strategic Supplier Alliance Charter represents a significant opportunity for the Department of Defense, through the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), and the Dresser-Rand Company to forge a productive alliance that will serve the readiness and operational needs of the Military


NAVCOM Defense Electronics Awarded Contract

NAVCOM Defense Electronics, Inc., El Monte, Calif., is being awarded an $11.4m firm-fixed-price contract for URN-25 tactical air navigation systems and on-board and shore-based spares. The system includes transponder, control indicator, antenna group and on-board and shore-based spares. Four systems will be procured in the base award. Work will be performed in El Monte, Calif., and is expected to be completed by March 2008.


Canadian Submarine HMCS Chicoutimi Gets Ready

Photo: Canadian Navy

 The Canadian navy's British Columbia-based HMCS Chicoutimi will be operational by early next year, says a report by Canadian Press.   Vice-Admiral Mark Norman said a problem with some of the welding on HMCS Chicoutimi as well as HMCS Victoria was discovered late last year.   He said the welding work was done by a subcontractor that was hired by a contractor working on both Victoria-class submarines as well as some surface ships in Victoria.   


Northrop Grumman Unit Wins U.S. Navy Logistics

Contract for Shipboard Electronics Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a $65.3 million performance-based logistics supply requirements contract for support of electronic systems on U.S. Navy ships and submarines. The five-year firm, fixed-price contract, with award fees based on performance, was awarded to the company's Sperry Marine business unit by Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, Pa. The contract provides one three-year option.


Kings Bay Sub Base Contract Awarded

Kings Bay Support Services, L.L.C., Baton Rouge, La., is being awarded a $35,188,366 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for base operations support services at Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay.  The work to be performed provides for base operations support services including public safety, harbor security, security operations, supply, personnel support, facilities support, facility management/facility investment, other (swimming pools), pavement clearance


Navy Awards Contracts to Electric Boat

 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $41,616,738 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for New England Maintenance Manpower Initiative requirements. Under the terms of the contract, Electric Boat will provide  services required to support planned and emergent non-nuclear maintenance and repair of operational nuclear submarines, floating dry-docks, support and service craft, and other platforms and equipment at the Naval Submarine Support 


Moore Assumes Command of NAVSEA

Vice Adm. Thomas Moore relieves Vice Adm. William Hilarides as commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) during a change of command ceremony today at the Washington Navy Yard. NAVSEA provides centralized surface ship li

Vice Adm. Thomas J. Moore relieved Vice Adm. William H. Hilarides as commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) during a June 10 ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard. Moore graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in math and operations analysis. He holds a degree in information systems management from The George Washington University as well as a Master of Science and an engineer's degree in nuclear engineering from Massachusetts Institute of


Shipbuilding’s ‘Fatal Attraction’ – A Dramatic Affair?

Graph: Clarksons Research

 Down the years, shipbuilders have always entered and exited the business as cycles have progressed, but over the past decade developments have been dramatic, says Clarksons Research.   Back in 2007, 220 shipyards secured at least one order for a unit of 20,000 dwt or above in size


General Dynamics Bags $19 Mln U.S.Navy Order

Electric Boat  Courtesy General Dynamics

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded an $18.9 million contract modification for the continued development of the Virginia Payload Module (VPM). The funds will be used to procure two VPM pre-production setups to support the manufacturing start of the VPM payload tubes


South Korean Yards Face Shrinking Orderbook

Graph: Clarksons

 The global orderbook has continued to decline in the year to date, indicating that there are diminishing levels of activity at many of the world’s shipyards, says Clarksons Research.   In the last six months, South Korean yards have seen the largest decline in their orderbooks


Hyundai Bags NZ Defence Order

3D Image of Logistics Support Vessel HHI to Build Under New Zealand Defence Force’s MSC Project. Photo: Hyundai Heavy Industries

 Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s largest shipbuilder, has won an order to build a 23,000 ton class logistics support vessel for New Zealand Defence Force’s Maritime Sustainment Capability (MSC) project.   


TWMA Bags £1.5 mln North Sea Contract with Apache

WilPhoenix platform in the North Sea Beryl field Photo TWMA

Global integrated drilling waste management and environmental services firm, TWMA, has recently secured a £1.5 million contract with Apache on the WilPhoenix platform in the North Sea Beryl field.   As part of TWMA’s fully integrated waste management solution


WSS Assists Avance Gas Vessels Transit Panama Canal

Steffen Langlette Photo WSS

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) is moving to ensure that its customers’ vessels pass through the new Panama and Suez Canals with the optimum efficiency, speed and safety thanks to a fresh Ships Agency ‘canal transit’ solution


BP Awards Bibby Combined Diving Campaign

BibbyTopaz (Photo: Bibby)

Bibby Offshore, a subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, says it has secured a 15-day project with BP, due to commence in August 2016. The contract will see diving support vessel Bibby Topaz, working on four BP operations across three of its North Sea assets.


Keppel Secures Marine Projects worth S$120 mln

Photo Courtesy BW Offshore

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M)'s wholly owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard) has secured four contracts worth a total of about S$120 million from repeat customers. Mr Michael Chia, Managing Director (Marine & Technology) of Keppel O&M, said


Standard Bunker Contract Review Begins

Photo: A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd

 Three of the world’s largest bunker suppliers, including World Fuel Supplies and Dan Bunkering, have joined a team of industry experts to review BIMCO’s standard bunker contract – BIMCO Terms 2015.    Shipowners will be represented by Denmark-based J Lauritzen


Pipelay, Construction Work Completed for Chevron in Nigeria

(Photo: Sea Trucks Group)

A pipelay and construction campaign for the Sonam Field Development Project for Chevron Nigeria Ltd. has been successfully completed, announced Sea Trucks Group.   The contract for the project was awarded to West African Ventures Ltd, Sea Trucks’ principle Nigerian business in June


OEM Bags £1m Go Marine Fleet Deal

Barry Park was recently awarded Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year at the Elevator Awards 2016. Photo OEM

OEM Group has secured a two-year contract worth up to £1 million with Go Marine to deliver engine support services to its fleet of vessels operating across the world for the oil and gas industry.   Under the global technical support and services agreement


Vard Bags Electrical Work for UK Polar Research Ship

Artists impression of the new polar vessel. Copyright Cammell Laird  BAS. Image NERC

Vard Holdings Limited's subsidiary Vard Electro AS has secured a contract for the delivery of an engineering and electrical installation package for U.K.’s new $290 million polar research vessel under construction for the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).


Bering Sea Deal a First for Inmarsat Fleet Xpress

Alaskan Leader (Photo: Alaskan Leader Fisheries)

Inmarsat announced that its partner Network Innovations (NI), together with Fusion Marine Technology, have signed a contract with Alaskan Leader Fisheries to install Fleet Xpress, Inmarsat’s new high-speed broadband maritime communications service, powered by Global Xpress (GX). 


Elcome Scores Service Agreements in the Middle East

Marine technologies and system integrator Elcome International has signed fleet service agreements with two major ship operators in the Middle East, the company announced today.   Elcome will provide shore-based maintenance and service for navigation


Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Implements FORAN

FORAN screenshot of a pusher tug (Image: Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding)

The SENER engineering and technology group signed a contract last year with the U.S. based shipbuilder Fincantieri Marine Group for the license to use SENER’s FORAN System. FORAN is currently in use at one of the company’s shipyards, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (FBS)






 
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