Lerchbacker Puts Austal USA on the Fast Track

When Austal Ltd. of Henderson, Western Australia, started looking last year for a CEO to lead its U.S.-based operations, the job description must have been daunting. They wanted a leader to take the helm of their newly built shipyard in Mobile, Ala.


Bollinger To Build Three Boats for Chouest

Bollinger Shipyards signed a contract for three 145 x 36-ft. (44.1 x 10.9-m) supply/utility boats with Edison Chouest Offshore. The vessels will meet new regulatory standards and will be less than 100 gt and less than 500 GT registered tonnage, and will have a maximum draft of 11.

Halter Delivers Fourth Of Six Navy Ocean Surveillance Ships In Contract Valued At $85 Million

Halter Marine, Inc., Moss Point, Miss., has delivered the U.S. Navy ship Capable, the fourth of six identical ocean surveillance ships under construction at Halter for the Navy with a total contract value of approximately $85 million. The Capable

Moss Point Marine Delivers First Of Two Navy Landing Craft

The first of two 135-foot, Landing Craft Utility (LCU) vessels being built by Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Miss., under an $8.6- million contract with the U.S. Navy, has been delivered. The all-steel, twin-engine landing craft, designated LCU-1680,

Canadian Government To Spend $624.4 Million For 12 Minesweepers

Canadian Defense Minister Perrin Beatty recently announced plans to design and build 12 minesweeping vessels to fill a gap in Canada's aging naval fleet. The contract is valued at 750 million Canadian dollars (US$624.4 million). J.Y. Clarke, president

McDermott Awarded $27-Million Exxon Contract For Offshore Platform

McDermott Marine Construction, a major operating unit of McDermott International Inc., has been awarded a contract by Exxon Company U.S.A. valued at approximately $27 million. The contract calls for the fabrication and installation of an I8-slot

SPD Awarded Contract To Supply Electric Plant Control Panel For Seawolf

SPD Technologies, Philadelphia, Pa., has been awarded the contract to produce a special-design electric plant control panel for installation in the first of the U.S. Navy's new Seawolf Class nuclear submarines. The contract was awarded by the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics,

Major Navy Contracts

The following special section highlights the latest U.S. Navy contract awards for shipbuilding, ship repair and maintenance, shipboard communications, weapons, etc. The section covers contracts awarded between the dates of June 6 and July 7, 1988.

Marathon LeTourneau Awarded Contract For Platform Rig Project

Marathon LeTourneau Company's Brownsville, Texas unit has been awarded a contract for the fabrication of a platform drilling rig by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Helmerich & Payne, Inc. of Tulsa, Okla.

Seaworthy Engine Systems Shortens Corporate Name

Seaworthy Engine Systems, Inc. of Essex, Conn, has announced a shortened corporate name. The new name, Seaworthy Systems, Inc., will better reflect the increased scope of company engineering activities, according to David A. O'Neil, president of the firm.

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