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BIW lands Navy Contract of $100 million

Littoral Combat Ships

The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a $100 million contract to provide planning yard services for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is a business unit of General Dynamics. Bath Iron Works, as the LCS Planning Yard, will provide maintenance and modernization support for all Navy LCS 1 and LCS 2 variant ships.Work to be performed under this contract includes availability advanced planning, ship alteration design and logistics support…

Teramoto Iron Works, Eco Marine Power Form Strategic Alliance

Yoshitaka Teramoto, President of Teramoto Iron Works.

Pathway for commercial production of EnergySail and Aquarius MRE System established. Eco Marine Power (EMP) announced that it has taken another major step forward towards bringing its EnergySail and Aquarius MRE System technologies to the market by forming a strategic alliance with Teramoto Iron Works Co. Ltd. - a manufacturer of marine equipment located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The strategic alliance with Teramoto Iron Works will provide EMP access to a production base and testing center in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture - one of Japan’s most important shipbuilding areas.

General Dynamics Wins Navy DDG Contract

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works Awarded $49 Million for DDG 51 Programs. The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), two contracts in support of the DDG 51 Arleigh Burke -class guided missile destroyer program. Bath Iron Works is the lead shipyard and design agent for the class. The first contract, valued at $28.3 million, is for lead yard services for the DDG 51 program. This option modifies a contract initially awarded in March 2012. Since 1987, Bath Iron Works has provided design and technical assistance for design upgrades and major changes to the two shipyards currently building DDG 51-class destroyers. "This contract highlights our well-established record of providing the U.S.

Bath Iron Works Awarded $40M Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, a $40 million modification to a previously awarded contract for DDG 51 and FFG 7 Class planning yard services. Bath Iron Works will provide engineering and design services and logistics support for maintenance, modernization and repair of DDG 51 and FFG 7 Class ships. Work will be performed in Bath, Maine, and is expected to be completed by September 2004.

Bath Iron Works Awarded $76M DDG 51 Contract

Bath Iron Works Awarded $76M DDG 51 Contract The U.S. Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, a $76 million modification to a previously awarded contract for Lead Yard Services associated with the DDG 51-Class AEGIS Destroyer Program. The award is for the first option year of a two-year engineering services contract initially awarded in November 2002.

Bath Iron Works Awarded $12M Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, a $12 million contract to provide ongoing Lead Yard Services for the DDG 51 Arleigh Burke Class AEGIS Destroyer Program. Since 1987, Bath Iron Works has supplied program management, engineering and design support for DDG 51 Arleigh Burke Class ships under the Lead Yard Services Program. With this award, these services will continue to be performed in Bath until the expected completion of the contract in November 2010.

Bath Iron Works Awarded $72M Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works a $72 million contract for Lead Yard Services associated with the DDG 51-Class AEGIS Destroyer Program. The contract also includes an option for a second year of engineering services for $76 million. Bath Iron Works, lead designer and builder of the DDG 51 AEGIS Destroyer, has a total of 14 DDG 51-Class Destroyers in its backlog, and has delivered 20 of the destroyers to the U.S. Navy to date.

BIW Receive Navy Contract for Additional DDG 51 Ship

The U. S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $663m modification to a previously awarded contract to construct DDG 116, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer. DDG 116 is the fourth ship in the Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class construction-continuation program. Bath Iron Works is also under contract for the construction of DDG 115, the third ship in the program. Jeff Geiger, president of Bath Iron Works, said, “All of us at Bath Iron Works are very pleased the Navy chose to build DDG 116 in Bath. This additional work will enable us to further refine our shipbuilding processes, reduce costs and maintain the level of Bath-built quality which the Navy expects from us.

GD Awarded $464M Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded a $464 million contract to Bath Iron Works, a unit of General Dynamics, to build DDG 102, an Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) Class destroyer. Bath Iron Works is the lead designer and builder of the DDG 51-class destroyers. DDG 102 had previously been awarded to Northrop Grumman Ingalls Shipbuilding, but has now been awarded to Bath Iron Works as part of an expected seven-ship DDG multiyear contract for Bath. This is part of an exchange of DDGs and LPD amphibious ships between the two shipyards announced by the U.S. Navy on June 17, 2002, to focus efficiencies in both programs and promote shipyard stability with the addition of ships at both yards. Prior to the award, Bath Iron Works had a backlog of seven DDG 51-class destroyers.

BIW Wins $49m for DDG 51 Programs

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), two contracts in support of the DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer program. Bath Iron Works is the lead shipyard and design agent for the class. The first contract, valued at $28.3 million, is for lead yard services for the DDG 51 program. This option modifies a contract initially awarded in March 2012. Since 1987, Bath Iron Works has provided design and technical assistance for design upgrades and major changes to the two shipyards currently building DDG 51-class destroyers. “This contract highlights our well-established record of providing the U.S.

Advanced Navy Ship, DDG 1000, Progresses

On December 14, 2012, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), erected the composite deckhouse for Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the U.S. Navy’s next generation destroyer, and in the process achieved two new milestones in the company’s 128-year history:  a 900-ton, four-crane, static lift of the deckhouse module for DDG 1000, and a record-breaking movement of the ship and deckhouse on the shipyard’s Land Level Transfer Facility, the total combined weight of which exceeded 13,000 tons.

Keel Laid, Fabrication Started on 2 Navy Warships

Photo: Bath Iron Works

This week, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works celebrated two milestone events for the Arleigh Burke-class program. On October 30, Bath Iron Works held a keel laying ceremony for the Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), the company’s 35th Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer. The ship is named for Sgt. Rafael Peralta, U.S. Marine Corps, who was deployed to Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom and was killed November 15, 2004, during the Second Battle of Fallujah in house-to-house urban combat at the age of 25. Sgt.

GD Bath Ironworks Lays DDG 1001 Keel

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works celebrate the keel laying of 'Michael Monsoor' (DDG 1001), the second ship in the planned 3- ship Zumwalt-class of guided-missile destroyers. The keel unit is the 4,400-ton, heavily outfitted mid-forebody section of the ship, which was moved from the shipyard's Ultra Hall construction facility earlier in the month onto the building ways. Brent West, DDG 1000 program manager for Bath Iron Works, hosted the ceremony and welcomed the audience of several hundred Bath Iron Works employees, Navy personnel and representatives of other major subcontractors in the program. "This is a special day, as it marks a milestone in the construction of a ship…

Cenac Towing Acquires Main Iron Works, Christens New Tug

Cenac's 72’x30’, Tier 3 compliant innovative push boat

Cenac Towing Company (Cenac Towing), a third-generation owned global marine transportation company, announced continued growth despite the oil and gas industry’s downturn. Recently, Cenac Towing acquired Main Iron Works, a tug construction company, and this week, Cenac Towing will christen its brand new 2000 Hp Twin Screw Conventional Tug, The Jean Pierre Cenac. The innovative marine transportation company, run by industry veteran Arlen “Benny” Cenac, attributes the growth to continued innovation…

Shipbuilding: $13.3 Mln Awarded for R&D Projects

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The National Shipbuilding Research Program’s (NSRP) Executive Control Board has selected a new round of research and development (R&D) projects aiming to spur technology advancements in order to reduce costs associated with shipbuilding and ship repair in the U.S. The seven projects – valued at over $13.3 million, including cost share – were selected from those proposed in response to research announcement issued in July 2017, and are outlined below. Objective: The primary goal…

Shipway Appointed as President of Bath Iron Works

General Dynamics announced the appointment of John F. "Dugan" Shipway, 60, as president of Bath Iron Works, reporting to Michael W. Toner, executive vice president of General Dynamics Marine Systems group. Shipway succeeds Allan C. Cameron, 57, who has announced his retirement. Cameron had been president of Bath Iron Works since 1996. "Allan Cameron carried on the long shipbuilding tradition of 'Bath-built is best-built,'" said Nicholas D. Chabraja, General Dynamics chairman and CEO. "He recognized that great shipbuilders need modern tools. Through the development and construction of the new land-level facility, he brought Bath Iron Works into shipbuilding's 21st century," said Chabraja. "Bath Iron Works makes the best surface combatants in the world," said Cameron.

BAE Systems and Moran Iron Works Join Forces on Fabrication

Mobile, Alabama – BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards and Moran Iron Works Inc. signed a teaming agreement in order to collaborate on the pursuit of plate steel fabrication projects for industrial plant customers. Together, they will serve customers throughout the northern and southern regions of central and eastern North America. With access to the Great Lakes, Moran Iron Works is able to reach customers throughout the Midwest and Northeast regions of the United States and Canada, providing fully integrated and outfitted steel platework assemblies and modules ready to install at their industrial sites. BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards has facilities located in Mobile…

Bath Iron Works Wins Coast Guard OPC Contract

The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a $21.4 million contract for the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program. Bath Iron Works is one of three shipyards chosen from a field of eight competitors to proceed to Phase I design work on this next-generation cutter program. The Bath Iron Works team includes L-3 Communications (New York, N.Y.) and Navantia, S.A. (Spain), a shipbuilder that Bath Iron Works has collaborated with for more than 30 years. Bath Iron Works president Fred Harris said the Coast Guard design contract was an important development as the shipyard seeks to expand its customer base and maintain its design and manufacturing workload.

GD Bath Ironworks to Build Four DDG 51 Destroyers

Arleigh Burke-class Destroyer

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a contract valued at US$2.8-billion for the construction of four Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, with an option for a fifth ship. "This contract adds four ships to our workload in a fiscally challenging and highly competitive environment, and provides a clearer picture of our near-term future," said Jeff Geiger , president of Bath Iron Works. "Continuation of the DDG 51 program provides important work for the men and women of Bath Iron Works and allows us to extend our record of delivering these critical surface combatants to the U.S.

BIW Awarded $16M in Advanced Materials

The U. S. Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) , a $15.9m modification to a previously awarded contract for procurement of long-lead material and engineering, production and related support services associated with the construction of DDG 1001. The original contract was awarded in February 2008. Work encompassed by this modification is expected to be completed by July 2010. Bath Iron Works is the lead designer and builder for the Navy's DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class program and employs approximately 5,600 people. A leader in surface combatant design and construction, Bath Iron Works has manufactured and delivered 31 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, the most technologically advanced surface combatant in the world, to the Navy since 1991.  

Shipbuilders Support Collins for Senate

In recognition of her commitment to the men and women who work at Bath Iron Works, a coalition of shipbuilders pledged their support for Susan Collins for re-election to the United States Senate. As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Collins has supported legislation to provide a continued and steady workload at Bath Iron Works (BIW). Senator Collins has stated that BIW has been, and must continue to be, a central part of efforts to expand and modernize the U.S. Naval fleet to counter existing and emerging threats.

Navy Signs MOU To Transfer Ship Construction

The Navy announced today that it is signing a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with General Dynamics (GD), and Northrop Grumman Ship Systems (NGSS) to transfer ship construction between the two corporations' shipyards. construction of four additional DDG 51-Class destroyers at Bath Iron Works. Under this plan, DDG 102, which was to have been built at Ingalls, will be transferred to Bath Iron Works. 19, in the initial stages of construction at Bath Iron Works, will be transferred to Northrop Grumman. As a result of this agreement, the Navy is expected to realize significant net cost savings on these programs. NGSS and improved workload stability at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, which will build additional DDG's in its new, more efficient, land-level facility.

General Dynamics Wins $610 milion Naval Order

DDG 51 Class Destroyer

The U.S. Navy has awarded funding for the construction of DDG 122, the Fiscal Year 2015 Arleigh Burke-class destroyer under contract at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works. This $610.4 million contract modification fully funds this ship which was awarded in 2013 as part of a multi-ship competition for DDG 51 class destroyers. The total value of the five-ship contract is approximately $3.4 billion. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is a business unit of General Dynamics. Fred Harris…

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