Shipyards Protest Over Washington State Ferries

Monday, October 23, 2006
The AP has reported that two shipyards that want to build four 144-car vessels for Washington State Ferries have filed protests with the state Transportation Department, complaining that state officials are making it difficult for them to bid on the project. Todd Pacific Shipyards and J.M. Martinac Shipbuilding say the state seeks to dictate the new ferries' design — a violation of the statute governing the design-build partnership process — while assigning all risks to the bidder. Both companies have been approved by the state to bid on the four-ferry contract. State Transportation said the shipyards were in on early discussions about the design-build contract provisions, and supported the increased risk assumption.

The protest letters were sent Oct. 2 by Todd, based in Seattle, and third-Martinac in Tacoma. Todd, founded in 1916, built the ferry system's three new boats in the 1990s.

State officials responded Oct. 16, asking the two yards to comment on each other's complaints by Monday. Source: AP

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

Finance

Germany as a Maritime Location Endangered: VDR

Germany, which currently is home to the world’s biggest container vessel fleet, will in future have fewer small shipping firms as European banks avoid the industry

Shipbuilders Vard Report Financial Fair Sailing

Designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialised vessels, Vard Holdings, has announced its financial results for the second quarter of financial year 2014 (“2Q2014”),

Wärtsilä's JV with CSSC to Expands Engines Range

Wärtsilä and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture for manufacturing medium and large bore medium speed diesel and dual-fuel engines.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pod Propulsion Port Authority 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: 0.0927 sec (11 req/sec)