Tag Archives: Shipbuilding

HII Begins Construction Work on Lead Columbia-Class Submarine

Huntington Ingalls Industries has started construction work on the U.S. Navy's lead Columbia-class (SSBN 826) ballistic missile submarine through a cut-of-steel ceremony at the firm's Newport News Shipbuilding facility. HII said Thursday it secured a contract from General Dynamics' Electric Boat subsidiary to perform advance construction efforts for the vessels, which will developed using digital blueprints and replace the service's fleet of Ohio-class submarines.

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Austal USA Gets $58M Contract for 13th Navy Expeditionary Fast Transport Vessel Materials

Austal USA has secured a potential $57.9M contract to obtain long lead-time materials needed to build a 13th expeditionary fast transport vessel for the U.S. Navy. The company will also provide production engineering services for the shallow-draft EPF 13 watercraft intended to support intra-theater transport of military personnel and cargo, the Defense Department said …

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Huntington Ingalls, Virginia Partner for Naval Shipbuilding Workforce Expansion Initiative; Jennifer Boykin Comments

The Commonwealth of Virginia has partnered with Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division in efforts to recruit up to 7,000 shipbuilders over the next five years. HII said Tuesday it will coordinate with several state agencies and regional community colleges to facilitate hiring of new workers who can help build Ford-class aircraft …

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Huntington Ingalls to reactivate shipbuilding facilities on Pascagoula River east bank

Huntington Ingalls Industries has kicked off a project to reactivate its shipbuilding facilities on the Pascagoula River’s east bank as the company aims to prepare for future naval ship construction and modernization programs. HII said Thursday it will restore the original Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp. site that was damaged by Hurricane Katrina more than …

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Lurssen Picked for $3B Australian Offshore Patrol Vessel Construction Project

The Australian government has selected Germany-based shipbuilding company Lurssen as the prime contractor on a potential $3 billion contract to design and build up to 12 offshore patrol vessels. Australia’s defense department said Friday the OPV construction project will be performed by Australian workers in the country’s shipyards using locally-sourced steel. …

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Delivers DDG 114 Ralph Johnson to Navy

Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ shipbuilding division has delivered the DDG 114 Ralph Johnson to the U.S. Navy. The company said Wednesday shipbuilders and Supervisor of Shipbuilding Gulf Coast representatives were present during the delivery of the Ralph Johnson. The DD 250 document was signed by Cmdr. Jason Patterson, prospective commanding officer for the DDG …

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