Austal To Establish American Operation

Tuesday, December 21, 1999
Australian shipbuilder, Austal, the world's largest builder of high speed ferries, signed a joint venture agreement to establish an American shipbuilding presence - Austal USA. Following a lengthy investigation of the U.S. shipbuilding industry, Austal's chairman, John Rothwell, made the decision to elect Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co. of Alabama as its U.S. partner - with major equity held by Austal. Known as a builder of aluminum vessels, Austal's product range extending from 80 ft. (24.3 m) fast ferries to large vehicle and passenger carrying vessels beyond 330 ft. (100.5 m) in length. The full product range is scheduled for construction at the Mobile, Ala. shipyard. With Austal vying substantial growth ambitions not only to hold a significant share of the passenger ferry market with its technologically-driven vessels not available in the U.S. - the company is also exploring opportunities to supply to U.S. defense.
Maritime Reporter November 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

New Chinese Shipyard Launches First Ship

The new shipyard facility of Honghua Offshore Oil & Gas Equipment Company in Jiangsu, China, has launched its first ship, an IMT982 Platform Supply Vessel. The vessel,

Wärtsilä to Begin Building LNG Terminal in January

Wärtsilä has been given full notice to proceed (NTP) from Manga LNG Oy for the supply of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Tornio, Northern Finland.

Optimarin ,Goltens Ink BWT Retrofit Agreement

Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin and Goltens, a provider of engineering and installation solutions for the shipping industry, have signed a nonexclusive

Shipbuilding

New Chinese Shipyard Launches First Ship

The new shipyard facility of Honghua Offshore Oil & Gas Equipment Company in Jiangsu, China, has launched its first ship, an IMT982 Platform Supply Vessel. The vessel,

MSC Oscar is the World’s Largest Containership

MSC Oscar, the newest cargo vessel built for Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), will launch in January 2015, and at 19,224 teu, the containership will take the record for world’s largest.

Damen Builds Tug, Dredger for Nicaragua

The Nicaraguan port authority Empresa Portuaria Nacional (EPN) is set to take delivery of two newbuilds from Damen Shipyards Group. Damen built both vessels, a

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | 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: 0.5779 sec (2 req/sec)