VT Halter Wins U.S. Navy 'Champ' Contract

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

July 11, 2019

  • An aerial overview of VT Halter's sprawling Gulf Coast shipbuilding operations. (CREDIT: VT Halter)
  • Ronald Baczkowski, Chief Executive Officer of VT Halter Marine
  • An aerial overview of VT Halter's sprawling Gulf Coast shipbuilding operations. (CREDIT: VT Halter) An aerial overview of VT Halter's sprawling Gulf Coast shipbuilding operations. (CREDIT: VT Halter)
  • Ronald Baczkowski, Chief Executive Officer of VT Halter Marine Ronald Baczkowski, Chief Executive Officer of VT Halter Marine

VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a company of ST Engineering North America, has won a contract worth nearly $2.9 million by the Naval Sea Systems Command.


VT Halter Marine was one of four U.S.-based companies awarded a contract under the Common Hull Auxiliary Mission Platform – called CHAMP. VT Halter Marine’s contract win is $2,899,252.

In 2018, the Navy implemented the CHAMP study to find a replacement for several types of auxiliary ships that are rapidly approaching the ends of their service lives – hospital ships, command and control ships, submarine tender and aviation logistics ships, and sealift ships.

”We are extremely honored to receive this newest Navy award and appreciate the confidence that the U.S. Navy shows toward VT Halter Marine. I strongly believe in our talented workforce, and this award is a testament to our dedicated employees and their skills,” said Ronald Baczkowski, Chief Executive Officer of VT Halter Marine. ”The Mississippi Gulf Coast is proud to support the women and men of the U.S. Navy.”

This contract marks the second time in just over a month that the U.S. Navy has recognized VT Halter Marine’s shipbuilding expertise with a government award. In late April, VT Halter Marine won the $745 million contract for the design and construction of a Polar Security Cutter, the first U.S. Coast Guard heavy icebreaker constructed in the last four decades.

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