Manitowoc Selected to Build Navy Lighterage System (INLS)

Wednesday, August 13, 2003
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. and its subsidiary, Marinette Marine Corporation, part of the Manitowoc Marine Group, have been awarded a $40.5 million contract by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Department of the U.S. Navy, to build the Improved Navy Lighterage System (INLS). The contract contains additional fixed options that can be exercised over the next five years for a maximum amount of $404.8 million. As part of the initial contract, Marinette Marine will build 29 barges that can be assembled into floating platforms or causeway systems to transport heavy materials such as tanks, trucks, and cargo between ship and shore. Each barge will be approximately 80 ft. by 24 ft., will weigh between 75 and 124 tons, and will be capable of carrying approximately 150 tons of cargo. Six of the 29 barges will be powered by 360-degree rotating water-jet thrusters for propulsion and station-keeping. "We are pleased to have been selected by the U.S. Navy for this important system," said Dennis McCloskey, president of Manitowoc's Marine Group. "This contract comes on the heels of our selection as a finalist in the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship project with our partners Lockheed-Martin, Gibbs & Cox, and Bollinger Shipyards, as well as our recent selection by the U.S. Coast Guard as one of three companies to build a Response Boat Medium prototype with our partner, Kvichak Marine of Seattle. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with our valued government customers."

Contracts

Austal Dives into Loss

Australia’s largest shipbuilder Austal posted a full year loss of $84.28 million because a program to build war ships for the US Navy took longer than expected.

Russian Shipbuilder Signs $1 bln Oil Rigs Contract with Iran

Russian shipbuilder Krasnye Barrikady and Iran's Tasdid Offshore Development Company (TODC)  have signed a deal worth $1 billion to build five offshore drilling

BP, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips 'Quit' Alaska LNG Project

BP, Conoco Phillips, and Exxon Mobil said that the 65-billion dollar megaproject would be too unprofitable for them to move into the next phase of development.

Ports

Krishnapatnam Port, Maersk Launches Mainline Service for China

Krishnapatnam, the country’s largest all-weather; deep water port on the east-coast of India has marked another milestone towards operational excellence as it launched

India Shipping Ministry Enlarges Scope of Sagarmala

India's Ministry of Shipping has formulated a revised Central Sector Scheme to provide financial support to Major and Non-Major Ports as well as State Governments

MPA Academy’s Port Management Program Attracts Global Maritime Officials

The 3rd Port Management Programme (PMP), one of the flagship programmes developed by the MPA Academy for port masters, harbour masters and middle managers from

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
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: 0.0832 sec (12 req/sec)