Mobile Landing Platform Fabricated by GD NASSCO

Press Release
Monday, September 10, 2012

Shipbuilders of General Dynamics NASSCO completes assembly & weld-out of 26,241 metric tons of steel structure for first mobile landing platform for US Navy.

The final block for the first MLP ship, comprised of the ship's exhaust stacks and weighing 277 short tons, was lifted onboard via crane and installed on August 17.  The final structural welds were completed August 31 and inspected by the American Bureau of Shipping and the Navy.  Work is continuing on outfitting and painting the ship in preparation for a November 13 undocking.

 Construction of the ship is progressing on schedule and under budget, with delivery scheduled for the second quarter of 2013.

"The MLP is the beneficiary of the ship-construction lessons learned during the successful T-AKE Program and a concerted 'Design for Producibility' effort," said Fred Harris, president of General Dynamics NASSCO.  "With this ship, we have further reduced construction time and applied improvements that have increased the efficiency of our workforce."

NASSCO is the sole designer of the MLP ships and has construction contracts to build three.   Once delivered to the fleet, MLP ships will join the Maritime Prepositioning Force squadrons that are strategically located around the world to enable rapid response in a crisis.  These ships will provide a "pier at sea" that will become the core of the Navy/Marine Corps sea basing concept.  This capability will allow prepositioning ships to offload equipment and supplies to the MLP for transfer to shore by other vessels.


 

Maritime Today


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

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

Shipbuilding

SCHOTTEL Debuts EcoPeller with High-torque Gears

Propulsion and steering systems manufacturer SCHOTTEL has unveiled its new EcoPeller (SRE), which it said offers improved efficiency and robustness. Playing a

Fincantieri Delivers Carnival Vista

Carnival Vista, the new flagship of the fleet of Carnival Cruise Line, brand of the Carnival Group, was delivered today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone.

Samsung Heavy Loses $4.6-bln FLNG Order

South Korea’s shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), the world’s third-largest shipbuilder,  has received a contract termination for three floating liquefied

Navy

Canadian Navy Frigate Refit Program Completed

Seaspan joined Harjit S. Sajjan, Canada’s Minister of National Defense, at an official ceremony today to celebrate the completion of the Halifax-Class Modernization/Frigate

This Day In Naval History: April 29

1814 - American sloop USS Peacock and HMS Epervier engage in battle. Peacock takes two 32-pound shots in her fore-yard with the first exchange, but her return broadside

How France Sank Japan's Sub Dream

Ousting of Japan ally PM Abbott opened door to rivals; Tokyo slow to respond to new competitive process. In 2014, a blossoming friendship between Australian

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics 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: 0.0714 sec (14 req/sec)