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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Fleet Maintenance News

ASNE FMMS 2011 Call for Papers

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium (FMMS) is an annual event alternating between Norfolk and San Diego. The Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium 2011, "Current & Future Maintenance Strategies," will occur August 30-31, 2011 at the Town and Country Resort & Conference Center in San Diego, Calif. FMMS 2011 will include guest speakers, panelists and paper presentations from the Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, industry and academia. ASNE is calling for papers for this symposium. All questions and submissions should be sent to FMMS2011@navalengineers.org.

Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract for Sub Work

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced that it received a contract award for dry docking work on the nuclear-powered submarine USS Minneapolis-St. Paul (SSN 708). Newport News sector in Newport News, Va. and repairs to the sail, pressure and non-pressure hulls. of availability. Maintenance. and the performance completion is scheduled for mid-June.

SeaKits for Boston’s Best Cruises

Photo courtesy Chesapeake ProCon

SeaKits, the developer and provider of the Marine Maintenance System (MMS), has signed an agreement with Boston’s Best Cruises to provide the company’s two workboat fleets with their turnkey MMS Fleet Solutions. SeaKits and Boston’s Best Cruises met at the Passenger Vessel Association meeting in February and began discussions of implementing Fleet Solutions into their Boston and Ft. Lauderdale based fleets. The Boston fleet’s maintenance program will begin operations with MMS by the end of April.

Stewart, Wilson Promoted by Northrop Grumman NNS

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Newport News sector announced two promotions. and Submarine Fleet Maintenance and Veasey Wilson is promoted to vice president, Supply Chain Management. Stewart, who previously served as director for Surface Ship and Submarine Fleet Maintenance, is responsible for all aspects of naval and commercial surface ship and submarine fleet maintenance from pre-contract through delivery. Tom Schievelbein, Northrop Grumman corporate vice president and president of its Newport News sector. Life Cycle Engineering and program director, Ship Repair. administration from the College of William and Mary. Management. business planning, analysis and efficiency. and implement cross-sector opportunities for material cost savings. Schievelbein.

Stewart and Veasey Named VPs at NN

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Newport News sector has promoted Becky Stewart to vice president, Surface Ship and Submarine Fleet Maintenance and Veasey Wilson is promoted to vice president, Supply Chain Management. Stewart, who previously served as director for Surface Ship and Submarine Fleet Maintenance, is responsible for all aspects of naval and commercial surface ship and submarine fleet maintenance from pre-contract through delivery. "Becky brings a solid understanding of leadership and customer satisfaction to this position and is focused on program management and maximizing our flexibility and responsiveness to our customers," said Tom Schievelbein, Northrop Grumman corporate vice president and president of its Newport News sector.

NAVSEA Hosts Surface Ship TMA Conference

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Harvey Gulf Int’l Implements MarineCFO

MarineCFO Inc., the leading provider of On-Vessel, Marine Operations, Personnel, Fleet Maintenance and Financial Management Software Solutions to the Workboat Industry, announced the completed implementation of its software suite, MarineCFO Enterprise, at Harvey Gulf International Marine LLC (Harvey Gulf). MarineCFO Enterprise automates business processes from the boat straight through dispatch, personnel, maintenance and finally financial management & reporting. www.MarineCFO.com

Norwegian Ferry Company Upgrades

Star Information Systems (SIS) has been awarded a 14-vessel, planned maintenance system software upgrade with one of Norway’s coastal ferry operators, Helgelandske AS. Founded in 1867, Helgelandske AS operates a fleet of 16 vessels - 4 fast ferries and 12 passenger ferries. The company is keen on maintaining its high quality operation and confirms that vessels using old RAST systems will now be retrofitted with modern fleet software. “SIS suites of software have been developed in close cooperation with quality conscious shipowners and are designed for ease of integration with most standard IT systems. They are also designed for rapid customization to meet Helgelandske’s requirements and further secure high organizational and safe fleet performance…

Offshore Services Chooses MarineCFO Software

MarineCFO Inc., a provider of Marine Software including On-Vessel, Marine Operations, Personnel, Fleet Maintenance and Financial Management Software Solutions to the Marine Transportation Industry, announced that International Offshore Services has chosen to implement the full MarineCFO Enterprise software suite. International Offshore Services, LLC was formed in 2006 by combining International Marine (started in 1996) and International Construction Group. Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries…

Young Brothers Promote Gregory Patch

Young Brothers, Ltd., and Hawaiian Tug & Barge (YB/HTB) have promoted Gregory R. Patch from Barge Maintenance Superintendent to Marine Maintenance Manager. In his new position, Patch will be responsible for overseeing the daily and long-term maintenance operations for the companies’ 12 tugboats and nine cargo barges, as well as generators and barge ramps. Patch has served as Barge Maintenance Superintendent since May of last year when he joined the company. At YB/HTB, he has overseen the conversion and overhauls of two cargo barges as well as drydocking repairs and maintenance for two additional barges. Prior to joining Young Brothers, Ltd. And Hawaiian Tug & Barge, Patch served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years, with much of that time spent in shipyards and marine repair.

NAVSEA Displays New Technology

Naval Sea Systems Command, led by its commander, VADM G.P. "Pete" Nanos, Jr., showcased some of the more than 330 new technologies, which recently have been identified for Fleet use, at the 2001 Fleet Maintenance Symposium (FMS) in San Diego August 28-30. The symposium had nearly 700 attendees, which was hosted by the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) and included nearly 90 government and contractor exhibitors. Entitled "Fleet Maintenance in an Increasingly Digital World," the symposium provided a unique opportunity for Fleet Sailors and Marines to inspect and learn about innovations, technologies and new support efforts. On Aug.

Northrop Grumman Names Baugh to Director in the Technology Development

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Newport News sector has appointed Dale Baugh to the position of director of aircraft carrier life cycle support programs. He reports to Irwin F. Edenzon, vice president of technology development and fleet support at Northrop Grumman Newport News. His responsibilities include supporting the Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier program by meeting life cycle support, customer and company objectives. He will also ensure that CVN 21 Class life cycle support initiatives align with current in-service carrier maintenance plans. Prior to joining Newport News, Baugh held the position of senior director, Navy programs for Todd Pacific Shipyards, where he was responsible for Navy contract execution. He is a graduate of the U.S.

Marine Machinery Association Honor Joseph Carnevale

Joseph Carnevale: Photo credit MMA

The Marine Machinery Association (MMA) has presented the 2013 Jack Flannigan award to RDML Joseph Carnevale (ret.), Senior Defense Advisor at the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), at MMA's 29th Annual Meeting in Newport News, VA. The award is MMA's highest honor and is named after Jack Flannigan who founded MMA in 1984. RDML Carnevale received the award for his many years of service to the maritime industry both as a Navy officer and his work encouraging the various maritime associations including MMA…

Two Navy Contracts for GD Bath Iron Works

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Included in the latest listing of contracts awarded by the US Department of Defense, Navy, are two contracts with General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine. This is a $28,716,385 delivery order under a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00024-12-G-4330) for the accomplishment of fleet maintenance sustainment support for fiscal 2014. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed by September 2014. The Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego, Calif., is the ordering/contracting activity.

ASSA Host Roundtable with RADM Berkey

Photo: ASSA

The American Shipbuilding Suppliers Association (ASSA) hosted a roundtable discussion between 29 representatives from member companies and Rear Admiral Richard Berkey, Deputy Chief of Staff, Fleet Maintenance U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Member companies raised concerns related to timely issues such as FY13 and FY14 budgets, foreign competition, batch procurement, fleet size outlook, loss of critical skilled resources, liquated damages, Multi-Ship Multi-Option (MSMO) outlook, counterfeit components…

Abu Dhabi Ship Building Expands Facilities

Abu Dhabi Ship Building has announced that it is stepping up its focus on maintenance, repairs and overhauling services, which has been one of the fastest-growing business divisions of the company. Abu Dhabi Ship Building is currently showcasing its advanced MRO capabilities at the Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX), the only specialized maritime defense exhibition in the Middle East, being held from March 26 to 28, 2012, at the Qatar National Convention Centre. Each year, Abu Dhabi Ship Building handles approximately 300 repair and upgrade projects for vessels like tugs, barges, landing craft, dredgers, work boats, crew boats, diving vessels, supply and safety vessels and anchor handling tug boats.

VSE Awarded Navy Contract

VSE announced that its Fleet Maintenance Division has been awarded a contract by the Fleet Industrial Supply Center Philadelphia to support the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Shipbuilding Support Office and will provide engineering and technical support for ship modernization. VSE will continue work which has been ongoing uninterrupted since 1984 with contracts with NAVSEA Shipbuilding Support Office and the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard on subsequent re-competed contracts. The new contract awarded is an indefinite quantity, indefinite delivery type contract with a base year and four one-year option periods extending through 2007. The contract has an estimated five- year value of over $30 million. Work under the contract will commence immediately.

ASSA to Host Roundtable with RADM Berkey

Rear Admiral Richard D. Berkey (Photo: U.S. Navy)

On June 26, 2013, the American Shipbuilding Suppliers Association (ASSA) will host a roundtable discussion between member companies and Rear Admiral Richard D. Berkey, Deputy Chief of Staff, Fleet Maintenance, U.S. Fleet Forces Command. ASSA will discuss major issues affecting the entire shipbuilding supplier industry with RADM Berkey. This member’s only meeting is collocated (but unaffiliated) with the American Society of Naval Engineers Mega Rust 2013: Naval Corrosion Conference at the Newport News Marriott at City Center in Newport News, Virginia.

VSE Awarded U.S. Navy Contract

VSE Corporation’s Fleet Maintenance Division has been awarded a cost plus fixed fee, indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract by the Fleet Industrial Supply Center Philadelphia to support the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Shipbuilding Support Office (NAVSHIPSO). The new contract represents potential VSE revenues of up to $30.7 million during the base year, and up to $160.5 million over five years if all option periods are exercised. Through its Haddon Heights, New Jersey, and Chesapeake, Virginia, offices, VSE will provide the Navy with engineering and technical support services for ship modernization efforts, including shipboard electric and electronic systems, crew habitability, and auxiliary and propulsion systems.

SUPSHIP San Diego Completes Smart Ship and All Electric EDSRA for USS Mobile Bay (CG 53)

USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53) recently completed an eight-month Extended Dry-docking Selected Restricted Availability (EDSRA) at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) in San Diego, California. The highlight of this availability was the successful installation of the SMART SHIP and All-Electric alterations. This is the first time that both of these actions have been performed simultaneously. The Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP) San Diego, serving as the Naval Supervising Authority (NSA), provided oversight for this lengthy overhaul and headed up the extensive integrated team who managed all repairs and alterations. develop their modified manning levels. Numerous other jobs and alterations were also performed during the EDSRA.

Three Exec Appointments at Newport News

Northrop Grumman Corporation announces the following three executive appointments in its Newport News sector: Becky Stewart, currently vice president, Surface Ship and Submarine Fleet Maintenance Program has been named head of the Submarine Program; Irwin F. Edenzon, currently vice president, Business and Technology Development, has been named vice president, Technology Development and Fleet Support; and John J. promoted to vice president, Business Development. All appointments are effective Feb. 1, 2004. Grumman corporate vice president and president of the Newport News sector. As vice president, Submarine Program, Becky Stewart will be responsible for all new submarine construction projects.

Deschenes Joins Bouchard as VP

Christopher Deschenes has joined Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. as Vice President of Maintenance and Repairs. (Photo: Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.)

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. said that Christopher Deschenes has joined the company as Vice President of Maintenance and Repairs. Prior to joining Bouchard, Mr. Deschenes served as a Project Engineer with Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. as a member of the Worldwide Technical Service Group, supporting all new construction and capital projects for the foreign and domestic OSG tanker/ATB fleet. He then moved on to Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering, Inc. as Director of Engineering and Projects…

Echo Chooses MarineCFO Live

MarineCFO Inc., a provider of on-vessel, marine operations, personnel, fleet maintenance and financial management software solutions to the marine transportation industry, announced that Echo Towing Service, Inc. / Echo Marine, Ltd., has selected MarineCFO Live! for use throughout its company. Joe Galatas, President of MarineCFO Inc. said “Now small & mid-sized marine companies can take advantage of a fully web-enabled, cost-effective solution without the need for new servers, software, or IT. MarineCFO Live! will enable organizations to streamline their business processes by eliminating manual & inefficient procedures while only requiring Microsoft Internet Explorer.” (www.MarineCFOLive.com)

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