$35M Expansion for North Grumman

Thursday, February 19, 2004
Northrop Grumman Corporation recently broke ground on a $35 million West Bay Expansion Project during a ceremony at its Ship Systems sector's Pascagoula facility.

The project is the first phase of a $224 million expansion and modernization planned for the Pascagoula facility as part of its public/private partnership with the state of Mississippi.

The West Bay expansion will create more than 400,000 sq. ft. of new ship construction area to support Northrop Grumman's DD(X)Destroyer Program. The expansion is scheduled for completion in December 2004, in time for the first Coast Guard cutter keel-laying ceremony.

The event featured remarks by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems President Dr. Philip A. Dur, and a keynote address by Mississippi Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck. A turning of dirt concluded the ceremony.

"What government has to do is provide the opportunity for industry to grow and prosper," Tuck said. "In turn, industry will provide additional and better jobs for all of our citizens across our state. The Mississippi Legislature is proud to be a part of this great Northrop Grumman project. With the work that they have done before, and the great work they will accomplish with this modern and expanded facility, Northrop Grumman has proven to be one of Mississippi's most outstanding corporate citizens."

The extensive expansion and modernization project is intended to give Northrop Grumman Ship Systems the nation's most modern and safe work environment, keeping the company on the leading edge of competition.

"The investment made by the state of Mississippi and Northrop Grumman Corporation will keep this shipyard in Pascagoula vibrant, competitive and productive well into the 21st century," Dur said. "We are also adding opportunity in this investment. During the construction phase, there will be about 150 new jobs created and about $12 million in tax revenues generated for Mississippi. Once these programs ramp up, the state of Mississippi with benefit from about $282 million in tax revenues, and even more jobs will be added to support the workload."

The partnership between the state of Mississippi and Northrop Grumman combines private funding from the company with funds from the state through a series of bond issuances.

Northrop Grumman Ship Systems includes primary operations in Pascagoula and Gulfport, Miss., and in New Orleans and Tallulah, La., as well as in a network of fleet support offices in the U.S. and Japan. Ship Systems is one of the nation's leading full-service systems companies for the design, engineering, construction and life cycle support of major surface ships for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and international navies, and for commercial vessels of all types.

Maritime Today

The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter November 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds


Henriksen Unveils Strongest SOLAS Boat Lifting Hook

H Henriksen of Norway has received SOLAS certification for a new off-load single-point boat lifting hook capable of holding up to 22.5-tonnes. The quick release

Evergreen Line Orders Ten 2,800 teu Ships

Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen is ordering ten 2,800 TEU container ships from Japanese shipbuilder Imabari Shipbuilding Co.,Ltd and compatriot CSBC Corporation.

Escort Tug Launched for Bay-Houston Towing

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. announced the launch of the Escort Tug H. DOUGLAS M (Hull 236) for Bay-Houston Towing Company on November 17, 2015. This series of Robert Allan, LTD.


Maersk to Idle Vessel

The world's biggest container-ship operator Maersk Line  has confirmed market talk that it has temporarily idled one of its largest vessels - yet another sign that the industry is in dire straits,

Russian Navy Trying Hard for Facelift

Official announcements related to naval shipbuilding give the appearance of a Russian Navy that is undergoing a rapid revival. However, the reality is that many

USNS Maury Completes Acceptance Trials

USNS Maury (T-AGS 66) completed Acceptance Trials, November 6, following a week of extensive ship tests and underway events, included testing of major propulsion,

Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0859 sec (12 req/sec)