Shipyard News
IHC Merwede reports that it has recently secured orders worth €200 million for advanced vessels and equipment in its core dredging and offshore markets. The latest agreements confirmed by IHC Merwede include: a new pipelaying…
The Lake Carriers Association says that more than 1,200 boilermakers, welders, electricians and other craftsmen will have jobs this winter maintaining and modernizing U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters. The major U.S.-flag operators will invest more than…
Germany's ThyssenKrupp AG reports that it signed a purchase and sale agreement with U.K.-based Star Capital Partners on December 11, 2011. The sale concerns the companies Blohm + Voss Shipyards, Blohm + Voss Repair (including…
Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) reports that its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division has released a shipyard safety music video featuring a song written by one of its shipbuilders. Shipfitter Alfred Flythe wrote "Safety First" for…
The U.S. Maritime Administration has announced that $9.98 million in federal funding is now available through its Small Shipyard Grant Program to help enhance the efficiency and competitiveness of qualified small U.S. shipyards.  The grants…
Former Drydocks World Southeast Asia CEO Denis Welch is joining IHC Merwede as its new CEO for Southeast Asia. Mr. Welch, who left Drydocks World in 2010 to set up a consultancy,  be responsible for…
This past September, Gibraltar-based shiprepair yard Gibdock drydocked the 3,000 grt offshore survey vessel Boa Galatea for Norway’s Boa Offshore. This is the first time that the family-owned Boa Offshore business, which operates a fleet…
The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded a $179.7 million contract option to Bollinger Shipyards for the production of four more Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs). This option award brings the total number of FRCs under…
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. continues to achieve safety milestones, changing the culture of shipyard safety awareness at its U.S. based facilities.In the last quarter, Bollinger facilities at Algiers and Lockport New Construction both surpassed one year…
The United States has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., against Bollinger Shipyards Inc., Bollinger Shipyards Lockport LLC and Halter Bollinger Joint Venture LLC, the U.S. Justice Department announced. According a Justice…
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