MARCH 27, 2015 — BAE Systems is to significantly expand drydocking capabilities at its San Diego, CA, shipyard. It is investing $100 million in a new floating dry dock and a range of infrastructure improvements at the yard.
The new dry dock will measure 950-feet long and 205-feet wide, with a design lifting capacity of 55,000 tons. When operational in early 2017, it will be the company's largest dry dock in the United States and will
MARCH 27, 2015 — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) reports that its AMSEC LLC subsidiary has promoted Cathy Cope to director of contracts, pricing, procurement and material management. She reports directly to Harris Leonard, vice president of HII's Newport News Shipbuilding division and president of AMSEC operations.
In her new role, Ms. Cope is responsible for the management of AMSEC's contracts and procurement across all business areas. As such, she is responsible for contracts, pricing and estimating,
MARCH 27, 2015 — Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract by shipbuilder Fincantieri to supply a fully integrated propulsion system for Norway's new Polar Research Vessel, which will carry out significant environmental research at the North and South Poles.
The Rolls-Royce system includes gen sets with a power electric system, a range of thrusters and automation and control systems.
The 100 m long x 21 m beam vessel, to be named FF Kronprins Haakon, is a
MARCH 27, 2015 — Morgan City, LA, headquartered shipbuilder Conrad Industries, Inc. (OTC Pink: CNRD) yesterday reported its fourth quarter and twelve months 2014 results and backlog.
For the quarter ended December 31, 2014, Conrad had net income of $5.2 million and earnings per diluted share of $0.88 compared to net income of $10.1 million and earnings per diluted share of $1.70 during the fourth quarter of 2013. The company had net income of $22.8 million
MARCH 26, 2015 — Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) has signed two strategic memorandums of agreement that will add a total of nine new cruise ships to its fleet over a four-year period from 2019 - 2022.
The shipbuilding agreements, which include options for additional ship builds in the coming years, are subject to several conditions, including satisfactory financing.
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri S.p.A and German shipbuilder Meyer Werft will each build new ships based
MARCH 26, 2015 — An executive of Japan's Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (K-Line) pleaded guilty today and was sentenced to 18 months in a U.S. prison for his involvement in a conspiracy to fix prices, allocate customers and rig bids of international ocean shipping services for roll-on, roll-off cargo, such as cars and trucks, to and from the United States and elsewhere, the Department of Justice announced today.
MARCH 26, 2015 — An ambitious plan that would see the Caribbean get two of the largest graving dock facilities in the world has taken a step forward.
The Trinidad Dry Dock Company Limited (TDDCL) is inviting companies to submit proposals to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment and Geotechnical Investigation for a major new ship repair yard development project at Port of Spain, Trinidad.
The Trinidad shipyard is one of two planned by the company, the
MARCH 26, 2015—One of the U.K.’s largest privately owned shipping companies, Carisbrooke Shipping has selected maritime and offshore marketing consultancy Wake Media Ltd., London, U.K. as its new public relations agency.
Headquartered in Cowes, Isle of Wight, Carisbrooke Shipping currently owns and operates a fleet of 57 modern dry cargo vessels, ranging from 5,000 to 20,000 dwt, with a current average age of just five years.
Carisbrooke Shipping has a worldwide network of supporting technical
MARCH 26, 2015 — BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, CA, is being awarded a $16,771,463 modification to previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee/incentive-fee contract (N00024-10-C-4407) for amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) fiscal 2015 selected restricted availability (SRA).
USS San Diego (LPD 22), the only Navy ship stationed in its namesake city, returned to Naval Base San Diego February 25 following a seven-month, 40,000 mile maiden deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th
MARCH 26, 2015 — Rolls-Royce is to supply six of its new B33:45 medium-speed diesel generator sets to China's Fuijan Mawei Shipbuilding Ltd. for the seabed mining vessel that Marine Assets Corporation (MAC) is to charter to Nautilus Minerals Inc. (TSX:NUS, OTCQX: NUSMF) for use at the Solwara 1 Project off Papua New Guinea ( see earlier story ).
The pioneering vessel, designed by Singapore's SeaTech Solutions, will be powered by six B33:45L9A engines to provide 31.4 megawatts