Keel Laid for First-in-Class T-ATS

October 31, 2019 – Gulf Island Shipyard held a keel laying ceremony on Oct. 30 for the future USNS Navajo (T-ATS 6), the lead ship of the Navy’s new class of Towing, Salvage, and Rescue vessels. The ceremony was held at the Houma Terrebonne Civic Center in Houma, Louisiana. A keel laying is the ceremonial recognition of the start of a ship’s construction and the joining of the ship’s modular components. The keel serves as the symbolic backbone of the ship and is said to be “truly and fairly laid”…

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MSC To Welcome New Class of Tugboats To Fleet

May 3, 2019 – A new class of towing and salvage vessels, will join the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) in fiscal year 2021. “The new Navajo class replaces the Powhatan class T-ATF fleet tugs, which provide towing, diving and standby submarine rescue services for the U.S. Navy, and the Safeguard class T-ARS rescue and salvage vessels, which mission includes, salvage, diving, towing, and heavy lift operations,” according to Tim Schauwecker, MSC Towing and Salvage Project Officer. “MSC and the Fleet commanders will benefit by having new, state-of-the-art and…

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Gulf Island Announces Favorable Federal Court Ruling in Navy Bid Protest

Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. announced December 26, 2019 that the U.S. Court of Federal Claims has ruled in favor of the Government and Gulf Island with respect to the Company’s detail design and construction of up to eight (8) towing, salvage, and rescue ships (“T-ATS”) for the U.S. Navy.  As a result, the partial stop work order previously issued by the U.S. Navy has been cancelled and all performance under the first T-ATS contract, which was previously awarded to the Company by the U.S. Navy, may proceed in accordance with…

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Gulf Island Fabrication Announces T-ATS Contract

Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. announced March 19th that, through its subsidiary Gulf Island Shipyards, L.L.C., it has signed a contract for the construction and delivery of one (1) Towing, Salvage and Rescue Ship (T-ATS) Vessel with the U.S. Navy with an option for seven (7) additional vessels. Revenue backlog and man-hours estimates associated with this project will be included in the Company’s financial results for the quarter ending March 31, 2018. In addition to this award, Gulf Island, L.L.C., our fabrication subsidiary, has signed a contract with U.S. Wind, Inc.…

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US Navy Contract Announcements March 16, 2018

Gulf Island Shipyards LLC,* Houma, Louisiana, is being awarded a $63,560,942 firm-fixed-price and fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for the detail design and construction of the Towing, Salvage and Rescue Ship (T-ATS).  This contract includes options for seven additional vessels which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $522,701,092. Work will be performed in Houma, Louisiana (92 percent); Hampton, Virginia (5 percent); Stord, Norway (2 percent); and New Orleans, Louisiana (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 2020.  Fiscal 2016 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the…

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