Nassco Delivers First of Class Product Carrier

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

General Dynamics Nassco, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), delivered the first ship of its new line of product carriers to U.S. Shipping Partners on Jan. 9.

Nassco began constructing the Golden State in August 2007.  At a length of 600 ft, the ship has a cargo capacity of approximately 331,000 barrels and will be used to carry petroleum and chemical products between U.S. ports.  The ship is named in honor of the State of California.

“Nassco completed the Golden State six months ahead of our original schedule, under budget, while simultaneously meeting or exceeding all quality requirements,” said Fred Harris, president of General Dynamics Nassco.  “The completeness and superb material condition of this first-of-class ship reflects an outstanding start to the Product Carrier program at Nassco.”

Nassco also began construction of its fourth product carrier, which will be named Empire State in honor of the State of New York.  The shipyard is scheduled to lay the Empire State’s keel in May and deliver the ship to U.S. Shipping Partners in the first quarter of 2010.  The San Diego shipyard is under contract to build a total of nine product carriers.

(www.nassco.com)

Maritime Reporter November 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

Damen Outfitting First of Nine Bahamas Patrol Boats

The first of nine Damen Stan Patrol 3007s ordered by the Royal Bahamas Defense Force has arrived at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the Netherlands for outfitting.

Liquefaction Terminals to Dominate LNG Capital Expenditure

Capital expenditure (Capex) on global LNG facilities is expected to total $259 billion (bn) over the period 2015-2019, with investments expected to be 88% larger

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,

 
 
Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar 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: 0.1048 sec (10 req/sec)