Reducing Costs of Shipbuilding: NSRP Issue Research Notice
The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) plans to issue a research announcement in August, 2013 & in the meantime issues this pre-solicitation notice in order to facilitate teaming arrangements. In making this announcement NSRP aims to solicit summary proposals that respond to priorities in the program's Strategic Investment Plan, including areas of particular interest that will be identified in the Research Announcement. The NSRP ASE program goal is to reduce the cost of building and maintaining U.S. Navy ships. To accomplish this, NSRP ASE is focused on industry‐wide implementation of solutions to common cost drivers and consensus priority issues that exhibit a compelling business case to improve the efficiency of the U.S. shipbuilding and ship repair Industry.
SCRA-Led Shipbuilding Program Awarded $1.7m
SCRA announced a contract award totaling $1.7 million for the Shipbuilding Center of Excellence. The Center, known as the Center for Naval Shipbuilding Technology (CNST), is a Navy ManTech Center of Excellence, chartered by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop advanced manufacturing technologies and deploy them in U.S. shipyards. CNST is managed and operated by SCRA affiliate ATI (Advance Technology International). The initial, two-year contract was awarded in August of 2009 and allowed for three follow-on, one-year extension options. The most recent award represents the first of the three potential option years and will be spent on Center operations and project development and management.
NSRP Risk Management Panel and SCA Joint Meeting
The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) Risk Management Panel will be meeting jointly with the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) November 5-6, 2014 in Virginia Beach, Va. Those who plan to attend are required to complete the registration form: http://surveys.scra.org/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=9lMHno7.
Sea Containers Declares Cash Dividends
The Board of Directors of Sea Containers Ltd. today declared quarterly cash dividends on the Company's Class A and Class B common shares. The dividend will be US$0.025 per share on the Class A common shares and US$0.0225 per share on the Class B common shares. Class B common shares are convertible at any time into Class A common shares. The dividends will be payable February 20, 2004 to shareholders of record February 5, 2004. The Class A and B common shares of Sea Containers Ltd. are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols SCRA and SCRB, respectively.
SHIPTECH 2012 Call for Abstracts: Deadline Extended
ShipTech 2012 will be held on February 14-15 at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando, FL. Deadline for Abstracts has been extended to October 28th 2011. ShipTech 2012 is currently accepting abstracts for presentations on technology initiatives that improve U.S. shipbuilding and repair efficiencies and reduce total ownership cost through the use of innovative systems, processes or technologies. ShipTech 2012 is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research – Navy Manufacturing Center and the National Shipbuilding Research Program.
Sea Containers Declares Cash Dividends on Class A and Class B Common Shares
The Board of Directors of Sea Containers Ltd. today declared quarterly cash dividends on the Company's Class A and Class B common shares. The dividend will be $0.025 per share on the Class A common shares and $0.0225 per share on the Class B common shares. Class B common shares are convertible at any time into Class A common shares. The dividends will be payable November 20, 2003 to shareholders of record November 5, 2003. The Class A and B common shares of Sea Containers Ltd. are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols SCRA and SCRB, respectively.
Two Named to TCC Joint Planning Commission
The South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA), manager of the Navy’s Composites Manufacturing Technology Program and The Composites Consortium (TCC) announced the election of two representatives to a Joint Planning Commission that serves as an oversight group of TCC. The new maritime/land representatives are Jim Bakersville, chair of General Dynamics and David Rice from Newport News Shipbuilding. The Joint Planning Commission will advise the Office of Naval Research with regard to specific composites projects and will advocate composites manufacturing technology development.
NSRP Awards $17 million in R&D Projects
The Executive Control Board of the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) has awarded funding for five new research and development projects to continue the program’s mission to reduce the costs associated with U.S. shipbuilding and ship repair. These new projects, valued at approximately $17.1 million in both Navy funding and industry cost share, were among those proposed in response to a May 2011 Research Announcement. The NSRP collaboration periodically funds R&D projects…
NSRP Solicits White Papers
The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) has issued a solicitation for panel white papers. Additionally, the Panel Project Guide, which contains details on the white paper review and selection process, contracting requirements and formatting guidelines, has been updated to correspond with this solicitation. The deadline for Panel Chairs to submit to SCRA those white papers which have been reviewed and selected by their respective panels is Friday, January 27, 2012. NOTE: deadlines for proposers to submit white papers to Panel Chairs vary -- contact the appropriate panel (listed below) or the NSRP Program Office for further information. For more information, please visit www.nsrp.org.
National Shipbuilding Research Program Issues Pre-Solicitation Notice
In advance of the next National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) Research Announcement, which the Executive Control Board plans to issue in the June 1, 2012, timeframe, a pre-solicitation notice has been issued. The Research Announcement will solicit summary proposals to respond to priorities in the program’s Strategic Investment Plan, including areas of particular interest which will be identified in the Research Announcement. The overall strategy for the Pre-Solicitation period involves dissemination of the revised proposal preparation, submission and selection processes, and the creation of opportunities for potential project team members to engage with one another and with industry representatives on possible R&D project ideas.
National Shipbuilding Research Program Will Hold Conference
The National Shipbuilding Research Program will be holding a Proposers Conference on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at SCRA in Charleston, SC. The conference will provide an overview of the NSRP R&D proposal submission and selection processes, as well as offer a forum for teaming among potential proposers in anticipation of Research Announcement 11-01. For those who are unable to attend in person, there will be a webinar option via GoToMeeting.® Additional meeting details and registration are available on the NSRP website: NSRP Proposers Conference
Shipyard Research & Development Projects – NSRP to Grant Awards
The NSRP is a collaboration of American shipyards working together to reduce the cost of building, operating and repairing US Navy ships by developing and applying advanced technology and processes. The projects will be executed through the NSRP Ship Production Panels, a primary program methodology for industry-wide networking, technology transfer and best-practice sharing. The award supports tactical baseline projects that rapidly implement innovative, cost-reducing technologies or processes. The projects awarded align with NSRP’s strategic priorities and major focus areas as outlined in the program’s Strategic Investment Plan.
SCRA Moving to New Location
Effective October 9th, SCRA will be moving to its new office location. The address is: 315 Sigma Drive, Summerville, SC 29483. While email addresses and phone numbers will remain unchanged, any physical deliveries should be made to the new address starting October 9th.
NSRP Conference: R&D Proposal Submission
National Shipbuilding Research Program - 2012 Proposers Conference - Post-Meeting Information. The National Shipbuilding Research Program held the 2012 Proposers Conference on Tuesday, April 24th, at SCRA in Charleston, SC, as well as online via GoToWebinar. The conference provided an overview of the NSRP R&D proposal submission and selection processes in anticipation of Research Announcement (RA) 11-01. Conference Q&As can be found on the NSRP website. The participant list will…
SNAME Rename Annual Meeting & Expo
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) inform that its Annual Meeting & Expo has been renamed the SNAME Maritime Convention (SMC), to further address relevant issues across the maritime industry, including ship production, repair, and operations, as well as suppliers and supply chain management. The Society adds that there will continue to be a Ship Production Symposium (SPS) element to the SMC with separate agenda tracks for SPS-oriented papers, and NSRP will continue to work with SNAME in coordinating this aspect of the meeting. Go to the SMC Call for Papers flyer at: <http://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/SNAME/7a9fcd7e-d10e-4458-9f34-7a983c88f80a/UploadedImages/2014SMCCFP%20Final%2013%20Feb%202014.pdf> for further information.
2015 NSRP All Panel Meeting in Charleston, SC
Registration for the All Panel Meeting of the National Shipbuilding Research Program 2015 scheduled to be held at Charleston, SC from March 10-12, 2015 is now open. The All Panel Meeting is a biennial event that brings together all eleven panels of the National Shipbuilding Research Program to: present results from recently concluded and ongoing R&D projects; discuss technology gaps in the areas of ship design, construction, and modernization; and share best practices being applied across the shipbuilding enterprise.
Maritime Security East 2014 Underway in Boston
Maritime security and law enforcement experts are gathering in Boston this week to better understand maritime domain awareness and the challenges of port, waterway and coastal security, environmental protection, safety and law enforcement. One big lesson learned is that everything is just a little more challenging on the water. A number of law enforcement agencies from the New England area are attending and participating that have specific duties and functions associated with the maritime environment…
NSRP to Launch Shipbuilding Research Project
On April 3, 2014, The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) issued a pre-solicitation notice in anticipation of Research Announcement 13-01 being issued in June 2014. This Research Announcement will be soliciting summary proposals that respond to priorities in the program’s Strategic Investment Plan, including areas of particular interest that will be identified in the Research Announcement. Teaming arrangements are encouraged, and a principal purpose of the pre-solicitation period is to afford potential proposers the opportunity to reach out and form teams. At least one U.S.