Technology Firms Assist Navy Shipbuilding

Tuesday, August 08, 2006
According to Pascagoula Mississippi Press, while the welders, fitters and engineers at Northrop Grumman work on the ships that will soon form the nucleus of the Navy's updated surface fleet, two companies are providing critical shipbuilding assistance. El Segundo, Calif.,-based Computer Science Corp.'s Advanced Marine Unit in Pascagoula and Gautier-based Omni Engineering are working under contracts with the Navy's Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, to provide support with evaluating and analyzing ship designs and engineering plans and monitoring various parts supply chains for the ships. In two cases, the companies are partnered under joint contracts on certain shipbuilding programs. In the case of CSC and Omni, both companies have contracts involving oversight work on the multi-purpose amphibious warship Makin Island, which is expected to be christened on August 19, and LHA 6, the Navy's next generation of amphibious warship that bears some of the characteristics of the Navy's Tarawa class LHDs. CSC also has contracts with SupShips for the San Antonio class LPD amphibious ships and potentially with the DDG 1000 destroyer, which was formerly known as the DDX. CSC's relationship with the Navy's LPD 17 program goes back to the late 1980s and early 1980s, when the company began the concept design on the newest class of LPD amphibious ship. Omni has a series of quality assurance and logistical support contracts that are expected to run through 2006 or 2007; 80 percent of them are on LHD 8, known as Makin Island. Other contracts involve work on the LHA 6 amphibious ship and DDG 1000. The company assists SupShips with reviewing specifications and engineering plans, and also with quality assurance and logistics support, which involves monitoring parts and equipment for the ships. (Source: Pascagoula Mississippi Press)
Maritime Reporter February 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

Zamakona Yards' Commitment to Well-being

Recently employees of Zamakona Yards participated in a training course for maintaining Health, Safety and Environment (HSE). The theoretical practice focused on working at heights,

Ferus Smit to Launch Newbuild Bulker

Ferus Smit will launch newbuild bulk carrier Arklow Breeze on Friday, March 20 at Westerbroek.   Arklow Breeze is the sixth and last vessel of a series to be

Damen ASD 2810 Hybrid Tug Delivered to Multraship

Multraship took delivery of a Damen ASD 2810 Hybrid tug vessel, built at Damen Shipyards Galaţi, in Romania. The delivery is part of Multraship’s fleet expansion program,

Tanker Trends

Brightoil Reports Steady Growth in Interim Results

Brightoil Petroleum (Holdings) Limited announced its interim results for the six months ended December 31, 2014, reporting steady growth over the period.   During the period,

Lithuania Looks to U.S. for Gas

Lithuanian liquefied natural gas (LNG) importer Litgas has signed a preliminary agreement with a U.S. supplier, looking to lessen the Baltic nation's dependence on Russia.

Atlantic Gas Swings Keep LNG Traders Guessing

MILAN, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Atlantic natural gas markets are seeing some of the biggest price swings in years as volatile European trade, freezing U.S. weather

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators 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: 0.2284 sec (4 req/sec)