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NNS Awards $446M Contracts

Newport News Shipbuilding said that it awarded Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems Inc., a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corp., a $446 million subcontract for the warfare system for the CVN 77, the U.S. Navy's next nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Virginia-based Newport News said it worked with Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics and Surveillance-Surface Systems, under an advance planning contract. The warfare system will be delivered as part of Newport News Shipbuilding's $3.8 billion contract from the Navy for the CVN 77 signed in January. The award to Lockheed includes an additional $40 million option for exterior communications equipment, Newport News said. Newport News shares were down 18 cents, at $50.52, during mid-afternoon trading on the New York Stock Exchange. - (Reuters)


Dresser-Rand Garners Propulsion Turbine Contract

Newport News Shipbuilding has granted Dresser-Rand Company a $9 million contract for the initial phases of production of the main propulsion turbines for the U.S. Navy's Nimitz Class CVN-77 nuclear powered aircraft carrier exceeding a top speed of 30 knots. Dresser-Rand, Wellsville, N.Y., will construct four high-pressure steam turbines and four low-pressure steam turbines with a combined output of more than 250,000-hp


Northrop Grumman Propels Forward on Bush Carrier Construction

Northrop Grumman Corporation has finished installing the propellers on the nation's tenth and final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, George H. W. Bush (CVN 77). The carrier is under construction at Northrop Grumman's Newport News sector, the nation's sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. The George H. W. Bush's four propellers weigh approximately 60,000 pounds each and are a new design from previous Nimitz-class carriers. The new propellers are very


Navy to Christen Aircraft Carrier

The completion of the last of 162 super lift evolutions scheduled during the construction of the tenth and last Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The lift places the ship’s 700-ton island superstructure in position on the flight deck. CVN-77 is scheduled for delivery to the U.S. Navy in late 2008. Photo by John Whalen courtesy Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding President George W. Bush will deliver the principal address at the christening ceremony of the Navy’s newest


Builders Prepare To Shape The New Navy

The team of General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin said they strongly support the U.S. Navy's plan for the next generation of surface combatant ships referred to as DD(X). The Blue Team has developed technologies relevant to the DD(X) requirement and is preparing its response to the Navy's request for proposal (RFP). DD(X) will be a technology engine that will drive a family of combatants to transform the Navy. The Navy will use the advanced technology and networking capabilities from DD(X)


USS George H.W. Bush Acceptance Sea Trials

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) successfully completed acceptance sea trials April 7-9 off the Virginia Capes and is in final preparation for delivery. Acceptance sea trials are the final test of the ship's readiness to begin fleet service. Navy representatives from the U.S. Navy Board of Inspection and Survey tested and evaluated the ship's systems and performance. Acceptance trials will formally conclude April 10.


JRC Unveils New Fleet 77 JUE-410F

JRC’s new Fleet 77 JUE-410F Inmarsat is built to employ high quality and advanced technology. The Fleet 77 system is considered by Inmarsat to be the new generation of Sat B which most Captains are familiar with. High powered antennas supporting Inmarsat’s new Fleet 77 service sustain internet data transfer rates 7-20 times faster than the Inmarsat B. Designed to search for, acquire, identify and track the signal, these stabilized antennas are plug-in and play operation once installed


CVN 78 Ship Specification Signed

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and the Program Executive Officer (PEO) Aircraft Carriers held a signature and awards ceremony on Sept. 5 at the Washington Navy Yard to commemorate the certification of the ship specifications for the CVN 78 Class Aircraft Carriers, which makes up the CVN 21 program. NAVSEA's Ship Design, Integration and Engineering Directorate (SEA 05) led efforts, in cooperation with Northrop Grumman Newport News, the lead design shipyard


USS John C. Stennis Now Operating in Persian Gulf

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) conducts operations in the Arabian Sea. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is on regularly scheduled deployments in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO). MSO help set the conditions for security and stability, as well as aid counter-terrorism and security efforts to regional nations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ronald Reeves From USS John C. Stennis Public Affairs


Strike Group Ships Complete ULTRA-S

Ships assigned to the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (ESG) and John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSSG) successfully completed Unit Level Training and Readiness Assessment-Sustainment (ULTRA-S) April 9-14 during their deployments to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. ULTRA-S is an assessment of the ship’s training proficiency level in warfare areas such as engineering, damage control, combat systems, medical, aviation, and maintenance and material management


Hong Kong Sea Parade on 1 July 2014

A flag raising ceremony will be held at 0800 hours on 1 July 2014 at the Golden Bauhinia Square outside the Hong Kong  Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) to celebrate the 17th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR. During the ceremony


'Ford' Anchor Aweigh at Newport News Shipbuilding

Anchor-handling test: Photo courtesy of HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries'  reports that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has successfully completed anchor testing on the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), bringing the ship closer to its 2016 delivery to the U.S. Navy


Panama Canal: New Lock Gates Transferred to Atlantic Side

Panama Canal lock gates arrival: Photo courtesy of ACP

ACP informs that the Panama Canal Expansion has reached another important milestone with the transfer of the first gates to the new locks complex in the Atlantic side. "This is a very important operation because it involved the first movement of the gates from the special dock where they


DoD Awards Ingalls 'USS Ronald Reagan' Contract Modification

Carriers in San Diego yard: Photo USN

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) informs that Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, Virginia, is being awarded a US$13,759,894 modification to previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee, incentive-fee contract (N00024-13-C-4315) for USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) fiscal 2014 planned incremental


HII Logged US$2.2-Billion of New Business in Q1 2014

Photo courtesy of HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has reported first quarter 2014 revenues of US$1.59-billion, up 2.0 percent compared to the same period last year. Selected details from the financial report as follows: Revenues were $1.59 billion for the first quarter of 2014


Ship Glut Pressures Mideast Crude Tanker Rates

Crude oil tanker earnings on the major Middle East route remained under pressure on Tuesday as the market struggled to absorb a glut of tankers due to slower business. The world's benchmark VLCC export route from the Middle East Gulf (MEG) to Japan reached W36


Top Chinese Military Commander Visits America

General Fang visits LCS 4: Image USN

Chief of the General Staff, People's Republic of China, Gen. Fang Fenghui is on a scheduled two-day visit to San Diego hosted by Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet (C3F) Vice Adm. Kenneth Floyd.
 His visit is part of a week-long engagement hosted by Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Army Gen


HII Hosts Defense UnderSec Frank Kendall

Undersecretary Frank Kendall Tours Ford: Photo HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries informs that it hosted Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, for a tour of the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division. Kendall visited the shipyard to learn more about cost-reduction efforts and to see the


Panama Canal Pilot Training: ACP to Charter Ship

Miraflores Locks circa 2000: File photo

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) informs it will charter a Post-Panamax vessel before the opening of the expanded Canal to be used for training pilots and tugboat captains in the Third Set of Locks. The Executive Vice President of Operations Esteban Saenz said the vessel will be used several


Panama Canal To Charter Post-Panamax Ship for Training

  The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) will charter a Post-Panamax vessel before the opening of the expanded Canal to be used for training purposes in the Third Set of Locks. The Executive Vice President of Operations Esteban Saenz reported that the Panama Canal will charter a Post-Panamax


Swiber Wins Big Latin America EPIC Contract

Francis Wong: Photo courtesy of Swiber Holdings

Construction & support services provider to the offshore oil and gas industry, Singapore's Swiber Holidngs, says it has won an Engineering, Procurement, Installation and Construction (“EPIC”) contract in Latin America for subsea development work including pipeline tie-in work


ACP Charters Post-Panamax Ship for Pilot Training

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) will charter a Post-Panamax vessel before the opening of the expanded Canal to be used for training purposes in the Third Set of Locks. The Executive Vice President of Operations Esteban Saenz reported that the Panama Canal will charter a Post-Panamax ship to


Draft Increase at Mormugao Port

Dredging at [Mormugao's] Berth No.7 is over and the monsoon draft permissible at Berth No.7 is 13.50 metres. The length of  the ship to be accommodated is 260 metres. This was intimated to the trade by Mormugao Port Trust vide their Harbour Notice No.77 (TEMP) 2014 dated 4 June 2014


Wärtsilä Signs Extensive Services Supply Agreement

Photo courtesy of Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä has signed an extensive three-year services supply agreement with the Norwegian DOF Group in the end of April 2014.   The agreement covers services for all Wärtsilä equipment, including engines and propulsion as well as electrical and automation systems


Transocean's Latest Fleet Update Summary

Transocean rigs: Image courtesy of the owners

Transocean Ltd. has issued a monthly Fleet Update Summary which includes new contracts, significant changes to existing contracts, and changes in estimated planned out-of-service time of 15 or more days since May 15, 2014. The high-specification jackup, GSF Magellan, is held for sale.






 
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