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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

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.

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

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

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.

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 

VSE Awarded U.S. Navy Contract

VSE Corporation’s Fleet Maintenance Division has been awarded a cost plus fixed fee, indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract by the Fleet Industrial Supply Center Philadelphia to support the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Shipbuilding Support Office (NAVSHIPSO). The new contract represents potential VSE revenues of up to $30.7 million during the base year, and up to $160.5 million over five years if all option periods are exercised.

Lockheed Martin Gets $13M Contract

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems of Marietta, Georgia is being awarded a contract modification for $13m. This contract modification is an undefinitized contract action for the procurement of Peculiar Spares and Support Equipment in support of the Norwegian foreign military sales program pursuant to Letter of offer and Acceptance (LOA). At this time $6m has been obligated. AFMC/ASC, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

IHC Services Secures Dredger Repair Contract

HUTA 14 self-propelled cutter suction dredger at work (Photo: Royal IHC)

IHC Services, a subsidiary of Dutch shipbuilder and repairer Royal IHC, informs it has secured an order for a renovation project for a dredging vessel owned by Huta Marine Works Ltd in Saudi Arabia.   The contract calls for work on the HUTA 14 self-propelled cutter suction dredger (SPCSD)

Willard to Build 3 Survey Ships for NOAA

Image: Willard Marine

NOAA awards shipbuilding contract to Willard Marine for the construction of three aluminum survey vessels   Willard Marine informs it was awarded a contract to provide the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with three aluminum hydrographic survey launch ships (HSLs).

Completed GMS Scirocco Gets first Contract

GMS Scirocco

  Gulf Marine Services the provider of advanced self-propelled self-elevating support vessels (SESVs) serving the offshore oil, gas and renewable energy sectors, informed that the newly-built GMS Scirocco has been completed ahead of schedule and under budget and has been awarded its first

East-West Shippers' Contract Rates Falling -Drewry

Ocean freight rates for cargo moving under contracts on the major East-West routes have seen a sharp reduction since the beginning of the year, according to Drewry’s Benchmarking Club, a closed user group of multinational retailers and manufacturers who closely monitor their contract freight

Texas Orders Diesel-electric Ferry

Image: EBDG

Southwest Shipyard awarded contract to build new generation of EBDG-designed ferries for Port Aransas, Texas   Southwest Shipyard of Houston, partner of Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), has been selected by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to build the third vessel in a new

The Tanker Orderbook: A Heavy Tome Or A Light Novella?

Graph: Clarksons Research

 The recent firm sentiment across much of the tanker market has supported relatively significant ordering levels, which has taken the combined crude and products orderbook to 670 vessels of a combined 82.4m dwt at the start of September, equivalent to 17% of the fleet and 13

General Dynamics Wins USN Submarine Deal


  The U.S. Navy has awarded a $321.7 million contract option to General Dynamics Electric Boat to provide planning yard work, engineering and technical support for nuclear submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.

Wah Kwong Acquires DNV GL's ShipManager

Wah Kwong Ship Management and DNV GL - Signing ceremony

  Wah Kwong Ship Management (HK) Limited will adopt DNV GL’s ShipManager integrated fleet management software suite to further improve operational efficiency, data transparency and safety reporting. Wah Kwong is a leading provider of maritime transport in the bulk carrier

ABB Orders Cable-laying Vessel

Illustration: Courtesy Salt Ship Design

ABB informs it has ordered a cable-laying vessel from Kleven shipyard in Norway. The new ship, scheduled to be delivered in 2017, will be custom-built to ABB specifications and measure approximately 140 by 30 meters.   “This next-generation vessel incorporating state-of-the-art ABB

Sanmar Built Vessel Join Svitzer’s Fleet

Tugboat Shipyard at Tuzla Bay. Photo: Sanmar Tugboat

 Sanmar Shipyard Tuzla has built M/T Svitzer Amstel (Boğaçay XII) will join Svitzer’s fleet at the Port of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.    The vessel measures 24.4m x 11.25m with a 60 tonne bollard pull derived from a pair of 3512 C Caterpillar engines

Aquatic to Lay Subsea Power Cables off Canada

(Photo: Aquatic Engineering and Construction Ltd.)

Aquatic Engineering and Construction Ltd. has been awarded a contract to lay power cables for the main provider of electricity in British Columbia, Canada.   The contract will see Aquatic deliver a multi-reel solution, making the operation faster and supporting its partners to manage costs

Clean Marine EGCS Installation For Two Vessels

Photo: Clean Marine

Clean Marine  signed a contract with  Chinese yard Huanghai Shipbuilding Co.Ltd. for the supply of exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) on two reefer/fishing support vessels, which are currently under construction. The contract also includes an option for delivery of additional EGCS on

Seaspan Appoints Three to its Executive Team

Vancouver Shipyards (Photo: Seaspan)

Seaspan, an association of Canadian companies primarily involved in coastal and deepsea transportation, bunkering, ship repair and shipbuilding services, named three senior leaders to its corporate executive team, the company announced today.  

Drydock World Dubai Signs Up to Use Nupas-Cadmatic

Photo courtesy of Nupas-Cadmatic

Nupas-Cadmatic has signed a contract for the delivery of 3D design and information management software to shipyard Drydock World Dubai (DDWD). The largest single deal in Nupas-Cadmatic’s history, the company said the contract represents its breakthrough in the international offshore

Technip Awards EPIC Offshore Malaysia Contract from Petronas

Image: Technip SA

 French oilfield services provider Technip SA  said it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning contract by PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd or PCSB for D18 Project.    The project covers the procurement and installation of two 8” water

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