Northrop Grumman Awarded Ship Contract

Monday, September 26, 2005
Northrop Grumman Corporation was awarded a contract from Maersk Line, Limited for maintenance work on the military prepositioning ship M/V Pvt. Franklin J. Phillips.

Northrop Grumman's Newport News sector is the prime contractor for the work, which will include dry-docking, maintenance and repair. The Phillips arrived at the shipyard on Sept. 26 and will remain for approximately five weeks. Work during this period will include upgrades to the habitability spaces; replacement of the cargo cranes; propeller and rudder maintenance; and underwater hull painting. The contract is valued at $9.49 million.

“This is an important opportunity for our fleet-support business,” said Irwin F. Edenzon, vice president of technology development and fleet support at Northrop Grumman Newport News. “We haven’t had a ship of this class under contract since 2001, and we’re hopeful that our performance on Phillips and our commitment to providing cost-effective, high-quality maintenance and repairs will lead to similar opportunities in the future.”

The M/V Pvt. Franklin J. Phillips is one of five military prepositioning ships owned and operated by Maersk Line, Limited under exclusive contact with the Military Sealift Command in support of the U.S. military's sealift requirements. These vessels provide transport and storage for rolling stock, containers and ammunition for the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. The Phillips was named for Medal of Honor recipient Pvt. Franklin J. Phillips who served in the U.S. Marine Corps and gave his life at the Battle of Peking, China in 1900.

Maritime Today


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

Maritime Reporter July 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Baltic Index Falls on Weak Freight Rates

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, fell on Monday due to weaker rates across all segments, except handysizes.

As Market Sours, LPG Tankers Anchor off Singapore

Record U.S. LPG exports to Asia flip market into a glut. Last year, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) supplied to Asia was being snapped up by petrochemical makers.

Eni Cancels Vessel Deal with Viking Supply Ships

Viking Supply Ships A/S (VSS) has received an early termination notice of the contract for the Ice-class 1A AHTS “Njord Viking”. The vessel has been working for

Ports

Port of Rotterdam Throughput Dips in 2016

Compared to the first half of 2015, which saw throughput increased by 6.8 percent, the Port of Rotterdam handled 3 percent less cargo in the first six months of 2016,

Libyan Deal to End Oil Ports Blockade Needs Signing

Libyan Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) commander Ibrahim Jathran said on Monday he was ready to end a blockade at key oil terminals, but the U.N.-backed government

Seago Line Introduces New Vessel to Liverpool Service

Maersk subsidiary Seago Line has introduced a new vessel to its recently created feeder service calling at Liverpool. The Independent Accord has already started

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction 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: 0.0820 sec (12 req/sec)