BAE Systems Lays Keel for Jackson Offshore PSV

Press Release
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Lee Jackson Inscribes Keel Plate: Photo credit BAE

BAE Systems holds a keel laying ceremony for the first of 4 platform supply vessels for Jackson Offshore Operators.

The new vessels, which will support drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico, reflect BAE Systems’ continued growth in U.S. commercial shipbuilding and its support to the offshore oil and gas industry. Concurrently, the company also began construction  on a second vessel.

A keel laying ceremony is a shipbuilding tradition that celebrates the beginning of the life of a ship. Lee Jackson, president and chief executive officer of Jackson Offshore Operators, authenticated the keel of Hull 255 by welding his initials into the keel plate and verifying that the “keel has been truly and fairly laid.”

"“We are excited about this great milestone,”" said Jackson. "“It represents tremendous progress for Jackson Offshore and BAE Systems. And let’s not forget the employees who exercise such great care and their families who sacrifice so much to make events like this possible. It’s truly a joy to watch the ship begin to take shape and we are surely looking forward to her launch.”"

Each of the Jackson Offshore Operators vessels will be qualified under the U.S. Jones Act and will measure 252 feet long and 60 feet wide. The first two vessels will be completed and delivered in 2014.

The Jackson Offshore contract is part of a continued effort by BAE Systems to increase new construction workload at its facilities in Jacksonville and Mobile, Ala. The company is currently building two dump scows and a trailing suction hopper dredge in Mobile and recently commenced construction on the first of two platform supply vessels.
 

Maritime Reporter May 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

HHI Launches Korea’s Second Minelayer

Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) launched the second minelayer, MLS-II Nampo, for the Korean Navy.   In attendance at the MLS-II launching ceremony were Baek Seung-joo,

BMT Isis to Support NATO Submarine Rescue System

BMT Isis (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has announced that it will provide safety and environmental support for JFD’s five-year contract with the UK Ministry

Tsuneishi Seeks Foothold in Indonesian Shipyard Business

Japanese shipbuilding and maritime transport company Tsuneishi Holdings  has expressed a commitment to invest up to $40 million to open ship repair services in Indonesia, reports The Jakarta Globe.

Offshore

First Damen Twin Axe for Offshore O&G

To develop its large fleet, Groen Offshore, Guard & Support has selected the first Damen Twin Axe Fast Crew Supplier 2610 to be customised with Offshore Oil & Gas standby capabilities.

Sea Shepherd Global Launches Operation Siracusa

Following on from the incredibly successful 2014 campaign, Sea Shepherd Global launches Operation Siracusa 2015. Led by Sea Shepherd Italia, the campaign aims

Former Petrobras Exec Sentenced to 5 Years Jail

A Brazilian judge sentenced a former international director at state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA to five years in prison for money laundering on Tuesday,

 
 
Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics 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: 0.1335 sec (7 req/sec)