VT Halter Marine Awarded Contract Worth Over $2.8M for U.S. Navy CHAMP Program Study

July 1, 2019 – VT Halter Marine, a company of ST Engineering North America, has won a contract worth $2,899,252 by the Naval Sea Systems Command under the Common Hull Auxiliary Mission Platform – called CHAMP. 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. VT Halter Marine is one of four U.S. based companies…

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US Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter to be Based in Seattle

June 17, 2019 – The U.S. Coast Guard today announced that Seattle will be the home of the service’s new Polar Security Cutters. “I am pleased to announce that Seattle, Washington will be the home of the Coast Guard’s new Polar Security Cutters,” said Admiral Karl L. Schultz, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. “The Pacific Northwest has been the home of our icebreaking fleet since 1976, and I am confident that the Seattle area will continue to provide the support we need to carry out our critical operations in…

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ST Engineering’s Marine Arm Secures New Contracts

January 14, 2019 – ST Engineering announced today that its Marine arm has won S$560m worth of new contracts in the last quarter of 2018. The award of these contracts demonstrates the sector’s ability to deliver total marine and environmental engineering solutions at its facilities in Singapore and the US. Fast Patrol Boats For the Singapore Police Coast Guard The Ministry of Home Affairs has awarded ST Engineering a contract for the design, construction and maintenance of Fast Patrol Boats for the Singapore Police Coast Guard. Construction of the boats…

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US Navy Contract Announcements September 17, 2017

Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, Virginia, is awarded a $104,260,102 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract N00024-15-C-2105 to exercise options for engineering, technical, design, configuration management, integrated logistics support, database management, research and development, modernization and industrial support for nuclear submarines. Work will be performed in Newport News, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by September 2019. Fiscal 2018 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $981,700 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval…

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US Coast Guard awards multiple contracts for heavy polar icebreaker industry studies

February 22, 2017 – The U.S. Coast Guard awarded five firm fixed-price contracts for heavy polar icebreaker design studies and analysis Wednesday. The contracts were awarded to the following recipients: Bollinger Shipyards, LLC, Lockport, Louisiana; Fincantieri Marine Group, LLC, Washington, District of Columbia; General Dynamics/National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, California; Huntington Ingalls, Inc., Pascagoula, Mississippi; and VT Halter Marine, Inc., Pascagoula, Mississippi. The combined total value of the awards is approximately $20 million. The objective of the studies are to identify design and systems approaches to reduce acquisition cost and…

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Stormy Seas Ahead for US Shipbuilding Safety

By Neil Gordon February 14, 2017 – On Friday, the Center for Investigative Reporting published a disturbing exposé of the national defense shipbuilding industry, documenting how the US Navy and Coast Guard award billions of dollars in contracts to shipbuilders with lax safety standards. The article starkly illustrated the lack of accountability in the industry and the “unhealthy codependency” between the major shipbuilding companies and Uncle Sam. The article focused on one company, VT Halter Marine, and a deadly explosion at its Escatawpa, Mississippi, shipyard in November 2009. The Occupational Safety and Health…

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