In a letter to the House Small Business Committee, the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) urged Congress to block the Navy from consolidating all mid-Atlantic region surface ship maintenance into two contracts. This anti-competitive and risky scheme, called Multi-Ship/Multi-Option (MS/MO) repair contracts, would destroy the modern competitive ship repair industry, lower Navy readiness and harm small business. The contracts proposed by the Navy will lead to higher repair costs without improving quality. With competition between repair yards enables the Navy to secure the best repair value at the lowest possible price, this rivalry exists because small and mid-sized repair yards provide the Navy with a wider range of repair options thereby putting downward pressure on pricing. This problem would be further exacerbated if the Navy goes forward with its plan to move to a MS/MO contract for other vessel classes. Fewer surviving yards positions the taxpayer at the mercy of the winners of the first MS/MO contracts. The result will inevitably be higher costs because the survivors will have a stranglehold on the customer. The Navy will, in essence, be sole sourcing its ship repair work. "SCA strongly opposes the Navy proposal," said SCA president Allen Walker. "The Navy’s current east coast ship repair contracting has created a highly competitive ship repair industry.
Senesco Marine, headquartered in Quonset Point, Rhode Island, announced today that it has secured two new major repair contracts in what company officials describe as an important milestone to the shipyard’s recently established repair business. The two contracts include the University of Rhode Island’s research vessel the Endeavor and a tug owned by McAllister Towing. Crews at Senesco Marine are performing routine maintenance on the Endeavor, removing the tail shaft for inspection
The A&P Group has announced the opening of recently acquired facilities. In addition to their existing dry docks in Tyne, Falmouth and Southampton, the Group has purchased and opened facilities in Aberdeen, Birkenhead and Hebburn (Tyne), increasing the total number of dry docks from eight to fourteen. The ship repair, conversion and marine services company whose head office is in Southampton, believe that this expansion in the UK will offer their customers a greater choice when dry
The Southeastern New England Shipbuilding Corporation (SENESCO) announced today that it has signed a major barge contract for construction of a 171-foot hopper barge that will have a holding capacity of 2,750 cubic yards. Construction has already begun and is expected to be completed this fall. The barge is being built for Disch Construction of Summit, New Jersey who will use the barge to transport dredge spoils. Today’s news coincides with SENESCO’s announcement of a major expansion of
DeepOcean awarded LOI for a 5 year contract for Arbol Grande worth MNOK 500 DeepOcean ASA has received a confirmation that the subsea construction company Constructora Subacuática Diavaz in Mexico has been awarded a letter of intent from Pemex for a 5 year inspection, maintenance and repair contract in the Gulf of Mexico, which is based on the DeepOcean vessel MPSV Arbol Grande. The contract value for DeepOcean is approximately NOK 500 million
Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd., through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Keppel FELS and Keppel Verolme, has secured upgrade and repair contracts totaling about S$100million from repeat customers. Keppel FELS in Singapore will be undertaking the upgrade and modification of a semisubmersible (semi) for Ensco while Keppel Verolme will be upgrading a jackup rig for Rowan and repairing a semi for Saipem. Chow Yew Yuen, Chief Operating Officer and CEO-Designate of Keppel O&M said
United Defense Industries, Inc. announced today the U.S. Navy's award to Southwest Marine (SWM) of the advanced planning segment of the contract for dry docking and pier side work on the USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG-57), a Ticonderoga-class Aegis cruiser home-ported in San Diego. Southwest Marine is a member of United States Marine Repair, Inc. (USMR), which was acquired by United Defense last month. The advanced planning segment of the contract is valued at $518,484
Dockwise has contracted SMIT Salvage to salvage the Mighty Servant 3. Dockwise has chosen Smit for their experience and the fact that they have equipment ready near the North Angolan coast where the vessel is resting at the sea bottom in approx. 203 ft. of water after it sank in December 2006. Over the last weeks SMIT Salvage already conducted a complete diving survey to investigate the situation and remove the vessel’s bunker oil and pollutants that were on board
A&P Tyne is celebrating this week after clinching its third contract from Norway in just a matter of weeks. The first contract, which is currently underway in the Hebburn shipyard, involves the refurbishment of the 10,385 grt pipe-laying vessel Seaway Falcon for Stolt Offshore of Stavanger, Norway. The second contract involves the refurbishment of the 3,254 grt Skandi Fjord, an oil well stimulation vessel, owned by DOF Ship Management, Bergen
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that the counter-claim of a shipyard defending an allegation of poor workmanship is not nullified by a provision in the ship repair contract requiring each party to have insurance. In the instant case, plaintiff ship owner contracted for defendant shipyard to make modifications to its ship. Six weeks after the ship was redelivered, it caught fire and sank. Plaintiff owner sued defendant shipyard
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
Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) divers recently completed the first full underwater waterjet seal and evaluation on a littoral combat ship (LCS), USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), the Navy announced, Jan. 2.
General Dynamics Electric Boat Corporation has been awarded a US$15,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded Navy contract to provide non-nuclear submarine repair work on Groton-based submarines under the New England Maintenance Manpower Initiative (NEMMI).
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, says it has been awarded two contracts valued at approximately $226.7 million by the U.S. Navy's Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) office for continuing efforts to modernize and repair training and support equipment
Portugal's Lisnave, Setubal has recently carried out repairs on board EMAS' 5,096 grt self-elevating lift boat Lewek Leader. The main workscope for this project, which is due to last some 40 days, is to replace the lower part of one self-elevating leg
BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair Inc., San Diego, Calif., has been awarded a $38,601,943 modification to previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract for work on DDG 65. The contract is for the definitization of the USS Benfol (DDG 65) fiscal 2013 extended selected restricted
BAE Systems Hawaii, is contracted for work on 'USS Chafee' and BAE San Diego on 'USS Rushton'. BAE Systems Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded a $15,986,837 modification to previously awarded contract (N0024-06-C-4408) for repairs to the USS Chafee (DDG 90)
BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Va., awarded Navy contract by US Department of Defense to drydock 'USS Wasp' (LHD 1) and work on repairs and maintenance. The $110,781,296 undefinitized contract action has been awarded as a modification to a previously awarded contract
Weeks Marine has been awarded a substantial dredging contract, and NASSCO a contract for the phased maintenance of 'USS Peleliu'. Dredging contract (Army) Weeks Marine Inc., Covington, La., was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity
BAE Systems Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded a Department of Defense, Navy, $12,820,427 modification to previously awarded contract (N0024-06-C-4408) for repairs to the 'USS Chafee' (DDG 90). This repair modification consists of 106 work items for the USS Chafee scheduled fiscal 2013
Talleres Navales del Golfo (TNG) shipyard at Veracruz, Mexico was originally developed as a new construction facility, but the shipyard has successfully transferred to ship repair facility with an emphasis on steelwork repair contracts. As a result of recent success in repair operations
Amongst the latest contracts Department of Defense, Navy, contracts are those to Armstrong Marine, for barges and ship paintwork maintenance; to 3PSC for operation & maintenance of naval survey ships; and to NASSCO for repairs & alterations to 'USS Kauffman' (FFG 59).
The port informs that its meeting no. 3 of fiscal year 2013-2014 is to be held on Thursday, September 26, 2013, 11:00 a.m. in the main auditorium at 1350 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, Louisiana. The order of the meeting is as follows: I. Determination of Quorum and Call to Order
Great Lakes Shipyard is completing the replacement of the main propulsion control system on the United States Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay. This work marks the final installation under a five-year contract with the USCG’s Engineering Logistics Center, Baltimore, Md
Among the latest Department of Defense, Navy, contracts, Ocean Ships Inc. of Houston is awarded a contract modification for operation & maintenance of 8 RoRo ships, and Colonna's Shipyard for drydocking and major refit of 'USS Shamal' (PC13).