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NSRP Executive Board Selects New R&D Projects

The Executive Control Board of the National Shipbuilding Research Program Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise (NSRP ASE) has announced the selection of eleven new research projects as part of the Navy/Industry co-funded portfolio specifically designed to save taxpayers money in Navy shipbuilding and ship repair. The projects -- valued at approximately $32 million, including industry cost share -- were in response to the latest NSRP solicitation released in August.


National Shipbuilding Research Program Will Hold Conference

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The National Shipbuilding Research Program will be holding a Proposers Conference on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at SCRA in Charleston, SC.  The conference will provide an overview of the NSRP R&D proposal submission and selection processes, as well as offer a forum for teaming among potential proposers in anticipation of Research Announcement 11-01. For those who are unable to attend in person, there will be a webinar option via GoToMeeting.®


Roberts Re-Elected NSRP Panel Vice Chair

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Patrick Roberts, Director of Operations for ShipConstructor USA, has been re-elected Vice Chairman of the Business Process Technologies Panel for the United States National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP). The upcoming year will be Roberts’ second year in the role of Vice Chairman. The NSRP Business Process Technologies Panel advises the NSRP Executive Control Board on research projects involving technology to improve procedures and practices within the shipbuilding industry


NSRP to Hold Surface Prep Panel

The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) Surface Preparation and Coatings Ship Production Panel will conduct its summer meeting on July 19-20, following the NAVSEA Standard Specification for Ship Repair and Alteration Committee (SSRAC) 2007 Meeting (for further information, please visit: SSRAC 2007 Meeting) Presentations at this meeting will include updates on panel projects, updates on coating research activities, and technical topics related to preservation of ships.


Naval Shipbuilders Try to Get More for Less

As it becomes abundantly clear that a major injection of dollars is not imminent for the U.S. Naval shipbuilding sector, industry leaders met recently to mull ideas on getting more for less. Several hundred people gathered at a recent Plenary Session of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) to hear shipbuilding industry executives and Navy brass discuss how to produce more ships for the same dollar. Both agreed they must work together to achieve this goal.


U.S. Shipyard Design Enhancement Project Gets NSRP Funding

The development of key features in ShipConstructor will be funded by the Second-Tier Shipyard Design Enhancement Project II, which recently received significant funding from the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise. The project, headed by Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc., includes seven shipyards and four naval architect firms, representing the core of second-tier shipbuilding and ship design in the United States.


BMT to Support NSRP Welding Research Project

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BMT Fleet Technology Ltd (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has announced its latest research project with the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) to evaluate recent advancements in Integrated Cold Electrode (ICE) welding technology. Jointly funded by industry and the U.S. Navy through NSRP, this project will look at how this technology can improve productivity rates and reduce the construction costs of both commercial and naval vessels.


Sname Preview: 2004 SNAME Set for Washington, D.C.

One of the maritime industry's premiere annual events, the 2004 SNAME Maritime Technology Conference & Exposition, is scheduled to grace scenic Washington, D.C., scheduled from September 29 to October 1, 2004. Washington, D.C., the center of U.S. political power, is an appropriate host for the event, as the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) annual meeting and exhibition are well-renowned for bringing together an enviable gathering of the maritime industry's elite


NSRP Approves $1.2M for New Projects

As part of the National Shipbuilding Research Program’s (NSRP) core mission to reduce the costs associated with Navy shipbuilding and repair, the NSRP Executive Control Board has selected 14 new research and development projects for award, totaling approximately $1.2M. These projects will be executed under the purview of the 10 NSRP communities of practice known as the Ship Production Panels. Focus and interest among panel members regularly reveal relevant project opportunities which


Lean Forum 2006 Set for September

The National Shipbuilding Research Program, in conjunction with NAVSEA Lean, is sponsoring its fourth Lean Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Forum September 12-14, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency in Jacksonville, Fla. Keynote speakers will include senior shipbuilding industry executives and government officials, including RADM Mark Hugel, NAVSEA's Deputy Commander for Logistics, Maintenance and Industrial Operations and Dennis Fanguy, Vice President of Quality Management System at Bollinger Shipyards


NSPR Set to Reduce Weld Distortion

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  Since weld distortion is a very costly problem for U.S. shipyards, the National Shipbuidling Research Program (NSRP) has embarked on a project to reduce weld distortion through innovative Induction Heat process. A new welding process -- HiDep Arc Welding -- has been invented


NSRP to Host Planning, Production Processes & Facilities Panel Meeting

The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) will host the Planning, Production Processes & Facilities (PPPF) Panel Meeting November 5-6, 2014 in San Diego, Calif. The panel aims to help attendees discover and disseminate best practices related to the principal manufacturing processes


NSRP Risk Management Panel and SCA Joint Meeting

The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) Risk Management Panel will be meeting jointly with the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) November 5-6, 2014 in Virginia Beach, Va. Those who plan to attend are required to complete the registration form: http://surveys.scra.org/TakeSurvey


NSRP Meeting Set for Charleston

The 2015 NSRP All Panel Meeting will be in Charleston, SC at the Charleston Marriott March 10 – 12, 2015. The All Panel Meeting is a biennial event that brings together all eleven panels of the National Shipbuilding Research Program to discuss the results of recently concluded and ongoing


SSI Speaks in Washington about LCS Program Cuts

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SSI USA Director of Operations Patrick Roberts recently had meetings with U.S. senators, congressmen and navy brass to discuss the upcoming Pentagon Department of Defense Budget as it relates to the U.S. Navy shipbuilding programs. It was noted that Roberts' position is somewhat unique in that


NSRP to Launch Shipbuilding Research Project

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On April 3, 2014, The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) issued a pre-solicitation notice in anticipation of Research Announcement 13-01 being issued in June 2014. This Research Announcement will be soliciting summary proposals that respond to priorities in the program’s Strategic


NSRP Awards $3.3M for Shipbuilding R&D

The Executive Control Board of the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) has selected four major research and development projects for award, as part of the program's continuing mission to reduce costs associated with U. S. shipbuilding and ship repair


SNAME Rename Annual Meeting & Expo

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) inform that its Annual Meeting & Expo has been renamed the SNAME Maritime Convention (SMC), to further address relevant issues across the maritime industry, including ship production, repair, and operations


Goff Named NSRP Navy Program Manager

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A new NSRP Navy Program Manager  has been selected. Christy Goff, currently at TEAM Subs (PMS 450), will serve as NSRP Navy Program Manager, replacing Connie Bowling, who retired in December after 40-plus years of Department of Defense service.


NSRP Highlights 19 New Shipbuilding & Repair R&D Projects

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The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) Executive Control Board (ECB) recently selected 19 new R&D projects to be executed, totalling approximately $2.5-million, as part of their core project mission to reduce the costs associated with Navy shipbuilding and repair. 


Energy Focus to Develop Navy LED Lighting

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Energy Focus, Inc. announced it has been offered, accepted and is now under contract to develop the All Platform Affordable LED (APALED) Lighting project for the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP), representing over $50 million opportunity for the Company in addition to the retrofit


Reducing Costs of Shipbuilding: NSRP Issue Research Notice

The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) plans to issue a research announcement in August, 2013 & in the meantime issues this pre-solicitation notice in order to facilitate teaming arrangements. In making this announcement NSRP aims to solicit summary proposals that respond to


NSRP Calls for SNAME AGM Learned Papers

The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) seeks papers for presentation at Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers AGM. The NSRP is a collaboration of U.S. Shipyards that focuses on common issues with a goal of reducing the cost of acquiring


National Shipbuilding Research Program – All Panel Meeting

Please join us April 23-25, 2013 in Charleston, SC for the next NSRP All Panel Meeting.   The All Panel Meeting brings together NSRP’s eleven Ship Production Panels to share strategies, discuss new technologies and report results in reducing the cost of building and repairing Navy


NSRP Approves Twelve US Navy-Related R&D Projects

National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) approves US$1.8-million for 12 new cost-reducing projects. The NSRP Executive Control Board selected 12 new research and development projects for award as part of the National Shipbuilding Research Program’s (NSRP) core mission to reduce the costs






 
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