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NASSCO Awarded $940m - T-AKE Ship

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) , has been awarded a $940m contract from the U.S. Navy for the construction of two T-AKE dry cargo-ammunition ships and to purchase long-lead construction materials for two additional T-AKE ships. Under the contract, NASSCO receives full funding for the construction of USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11) and USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12). Earlier this year, NASSCO received a total of $200m to purchase the long lead materials for these ships. Construction of the Washington Chambers and the William McLean is scheduled to begin in the first and fourth quarters of 2009, respectively. The new contract also provides $200m for procurement of T-AKE 13 and 14's engines and other components that have significant manufacturing lead times. A contract that fully funds both ships is expected by February 2010. Construction of the unnamed thirteenth and fourteenth ships is scheduled to begin in the second and fourth quarters of 2010, respectively. "This contract award permits General Dynamics NASSCO, our team of suppliers and subcontractors to maintain an efficient schedule to build these highly-capable Navy auxiliary ships at the best value to the U.S. government," said Frederick J. Harris, president of General Dynamics NASSCO.


NASSCO Delivers Second Product Carrier

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), delivered the second ship of its State-class of product carriers to USS Products Investor, a shipbuilding joint venture led by the Blackstone Group.  The ship is named Pelican State, the state nickname of Louisiana.   NASSCO began constructing the Pelican State in August 2007.  At a length of 600.4 ft, the double-hulled ship has a cargo capacity of approximately 331


NASSCO Lays Keel of Fourth Product Carrier

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), laid the keel of the fourth ship of its State-class product carriers. The ship will be named Empire State, the state nickname of New York. NASSCO began constructing the Empire State last January. The ship will be double-hulled and have a cargo capacity of approximately 331,000 barrels. It will be used in Jones Act service, carrying petroleum and chemical products between U.S. ports


GD NASSCO Delivers USNS Cesar Chavez

USNS Cear Chavez Prior to Launch: Photo credit NASSCO

General Dynamics NASSCO delivers 'USNS Cesar Chavez' (T-AKE 14) to the U.S. Navy. USNS Cesar Chavez is the fourteenth and final ship of the T-AKE class of dry cargo-ammunition ships built by General Dynamics NASSCO for the U.S. Navy.  NASSCO began constructing the 689-foot-long ship in October 2010, incorporating international marine technologies and commercial ship-design features, to minimize operating costs over its projected 40-year service life.  With a 79


General Dynamics NASSCO Lays Keel of Future USNS

General Dynamics NASSCO laid the keel for USNS Medgar Evers, the thirteenth ship of the Lewis and Clark class of dry cargo-ammunition ships (T-AKE). The ship is named in honor of Medgar Evers, the African American civil rights activist whose 1963 murder prompted President John F. Kennedy to ask Congress for a comprehensive civil rights bill. Mrs. Gina Buzby, wife of Rear Admiral Mark H. Buzby, commander, Military Sealift Command, was the honoree for the keel-laying ceremony. Mrs


NASSCO Launches USNS William McLean

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SAN DIEGO – General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), today launched the U.S. Navy’s newest supply ship, USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12), during an evening christening ceremony at the shipyard.  The USNS William McLean is the 12th of a class of 14 dry cargo/ammunition ships slated to serve as Combat Logistics Force (CLF) ships or be part of the Maritime Prepositioning Force. 


NASSCO Awarded $35m Navy Contract

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded two contracts totaling $34.6m by the U.S. Navy to modernize the amphibious assault ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) and maintain the amphibious transport dock ship USS Dubuque (LPD 8).  Under the first contract, valued at $26.3m, NASSCO will upgrade the Germantown’s electrical generation and power distribution systems


NASSCO’s New Product Carrier Goes to Sea

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The M/T Golden State departed on her inaugural sea trials on December 3.  The 600 ft ship was built in San Diego by General Dynamics NASSCO and is scheduled to be delivered to U.S. Shipping Partners in January 2009. The Golden State is the first ship of the “State” class and will be used in coastal trade, carrying petroleum and chemical products.  (www.nassco.com)


General Dynamics to Acquire Earl's Ship Repair Division

Transaction will expand General Dynamics' capabilities in ship maintenance and repair market General Dynamics has entered an agreement to acquire the Ship Repair and Coatings Division of Earl Industries, a leading East Coast ship repair company that supports the U.S. Navy fleet in Norfolk, Va., and Mayport, Fla.  The value of the cash transaction, which General Dynamics expects to be accretive to earnings in 2013, has not been disclosed


NASSCO, Mobile Landing Platform Ship

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $3.5m design contract for the U.S. Navy’s Mobile Landing Ship (MLP) program.  Under the contract, NASSCO will develop a preliminary ship design based on Navy requirements.  A contract for the detail design and construction of up to three ships could be awarded next year.  The MLP is a new class of auxiliary ship for the Navy's Maritime Prepositioning Force of the


Major Shipyards Figure in Latest DoD Navy Contracts

USS Pearl Harbor: Photo credit USN

General Dynamics NASSCO, BAE Systems and Huntington Ingalls have been awarded contracts by the US Department of Defense for various activities as follows: General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. is awarded a $62,574,394 modification to previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee


NASSCO Delivers USNS John Glenn

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General Dynamics NASSCO today delivered the USNS John Glenn (MLP 2), the second ship of the Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) class, to the U.S. Navy. The ship is named after the Honorable John Glenn for his exceptional and decorated service as a U.S. Marine Corps pilot, astronaut and U.S. Senator.


Construction Begins on First LNG Containership

From left: Peter Keller, EVP of TOTE; Congressman Duncan Hunter, Walter Tschernkowitsch, Manager, General Dynamics NASSCO Steel Dept. and Duncan Hunter, Congressman Hunters son who did the honors of making the first cut of steel on TOTEs new Marlin Class hull #495.

Fireworks marked the first cut of steel in a ceremony last night as construction of TOTE, Inc.’s new Marlin Class, the first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered containership in the world, began at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, Calif.


'USNS John Glenn' Christened at NASSCO Yard

Lyn Glenn christening the ship: Photo courtesy of NASSCO

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics inform that the new ship, (named in honor of the famed Marine Corps pilot, Congressional Space Medal of Honor recipient and four-term U.S. senator) is the second of 3 Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) vessels designed and built by


USS Carter Hall Drydocking Contract for GD NASSCO

USS Carter Hall: Photo USN

In the latest listing of US Department of Defense, Navy contracts, General Dynamics, NASSCO, Norfolk, Va., (formerly Metro Machine Corp.) has been awarded a  $171,961,941 undefinitized contract action as a modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-4416) for 'USS Carter Hall'


Latest Ocean-going Shipbuilding Orders

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A relatively quiet week in the shipbuilding sector according to the latest report Clarkson Hellas S&P Weekly Bulletin. Dry Bulk Carriers Henghou Industries have contracted two further vessels in a series of 250,000 dwt ore carriers at Guangzhou Longxue


Latest U.S. DofD Navy Contracts

USNS Howard O. Lorenzen: Photo courtesy of MSC

Amongst the listing of new Department of Defense, Navy contracts. are those issued to Vigor Marine and to General Dynamics NASSCO, briefly as follows: Vigor Marine LLC, Portland, Ore., is being awarded a $12,954,046 firm-fixed-price contract for a 120-calendar day post shakedown availability


Latest US Department of Defense Contracts

Included in the latest list of US Department of Defense contracts are those for a USACE Mississippi River dredging operation, and a Navy contract for the phased maintenance of the 'USS San Antonio'. Dredging contract: Conti Enterprises Inc., Lincoln Highway, Edison, N.J


NASSCO to Build Seabulk Jones Act Tankship, Plus Option

Product Tankship for Seabulk: Image courtesy of NASSCO

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, has entered into a contract with Seabulk Tankers, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc. for the design and construction of a 50,000 deadweight ton LNG-conversion-ready product carrier with a 330


Seabulk Contracts NASSCO for Up to Two More Tankers

Artist’s rendition of Ecotanker (Photo: NASSCO)

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, has entered into a contract with Seabulk Tankers, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc., for the design and construction of one 50,000 deadweight ton LNG-conversion-ready product carrier with a 330


NASSCO Lays Keel of Third U.S. Navy Platform Ship

Artist rendering of Mobile Landing Platform vessel (Photo: General Dynamics NASSCO)

General Dynamics NASSCO today hosted a keel laying ceremony for the USNS Lewis B. Puller, the third ship in the Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) class. The ship is named in honor of Lewis B. Puller, the most decorated U.S. Marine in history and the only one to be awarded five Navy Crosses. Mrs


Latest DofD Navy Contracts: BAE Net Four

USS Princeton: Photo courtesy of USN

US Department of Defense, Navy, has awarded three contracts to BAE Systems, San Diego, and another to the same company in Hawaii, as follows: Firstly BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair Inc., San Diego, Calif., was awarded a $70,777,435 modification to previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee


General Dynamics Make Leadership Changes

Jeffrey S. Geiger (Center) Photo courtesy of BIW

Jeffrey S. Geiger, president of General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, will become president of General Dynamics Electric Boat effective November 4, 2013, following the retirement of Kevin J. Poitras. Geiger will continue reporting to John P. Casey


Latest Global Shipbuilding Orders

Shipbuilding orders were rather less the past week, but there were notable contracts for specialised heavy-lift carriers from Chinese shipbuilders, according to the Clarkson Hellas S&P Weekly Bulletin round-up. Dry bulk carriers Limited ordering to report this week in dry say Clarkson


NASSCO to Construct Two Product Tankers for Seabulk

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General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, has entered into a contract with Seabulk Tankers, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc., for the design and construction of two 50,000 deadweight ton LNG-conversion-ready product carriers each with a 330


 
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