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NASSCO Wins LLT Contracts for Three US Navy Ships

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San Diego shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO said it has been awarded $600 million in U.S. Navy contract modifications for long-lead-time material to support construction of the seventh and eighth ships in the John Lewis-class fleet oiler (T-AO) program, as well as the sixth ship in the Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) program.

Port Houston Awards $450 Million in Contracts for Channel Expansion

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The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority met in a special session and awarded two of the largest contracts in the organization’s history. The Commission approved the staff’s recommendation to award Weeks Marine and Curtin Maritime Corporation contracts totaling $430 million to

Key Suppliers onboard for Green City Ferries' Beluga24

Green City Ferries announced today the award of contracts for key suppliers to provide the emission-free propulsion system for Beluga24 – the world’s first high-speed emission-free catamaran passenger ferry. Image courtesy Green City Ferries

An innovative ferry design from Green City Ferries, the Beluga24, comes with two emission-free options: battery electric for short journeys and hydrogen fuel cell for long ones. Designed as a multi-purpose solution for public transportation with space for 147 passengers and 28 bicycles, it will be built

Austal USA Inks $128m Deal for Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock

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Austal USA won the Detailed Design and Construction (DD&C) contract on June 17 valued at $128 million for the U.S. Navy Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock Medium (AFDM), which marks Austal USA’s second steel vessel program for the U.S. Navy.  The AFDM will be built in Austal’s modern steel panel line in Mobile, Ala.

GUH Issues Defense Sector Innovation Call

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The Global Underwater Hub (GUH), in partnership with the Royal Navy and Babcock, has launched a call for innovation that aims to identify technologies and techniques used in the offshore environment that can be applied to the defence sector to address key problem challenges and generate efficiency savings.

Miros Wavex Tapped to Support Saint Brieuc Offshore Wind Project

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Miros’ dry-mounted Wavex was selected by EQUANS to collect operation-critical wave and current data on the offshore substation for the Saint-Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm, Iberdrola's first large-scale and flagship offshore wind power project in Brittany, France.  Once it becomes operational in 2023, the

Washington State to Rebid Hybrid-electric Ferries Contract

Chimacum is one of Washington State Ferries' four Olympic Class vessels delivered by Vigor before it was awarded the Hybrid Electric Olympic Class contract. (Photo: Stuart Isett / Vigor)

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will launch a competitive bid process for the construction of its next five hybrid-electric ferries after negotiations stalled with shipbuilder Vigor.Vigor, which has built a number of existing vessels for WSDOT's Washington State Ferries (WSF),

Kongsberg Digital to Handle Floatel Internationals Digital Services

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Floatel International will become a part of Kongsberg Digital's digital infrastructure Vessel Insight.Floatel is currently operating in the North Sea region, Australia, Gulf of Mexico and Brazil and have a fleet consisting of five semi-submersible accommodation and construction support vessels. The

Lyon Shipyard Wins USNS Narragansett Repair Work

USNS Narragansett (TSV-4) (File photo: B. Lawson / U.S. Navy)

Lyon Shipyard Inc., in Norfolk, Va. has been awarded a $13,489,440 firm-fixed-price contract to provide the management, technical, procurement, production, testing and quality assurance necessary to plan, prepare and execute all maintenance, repair and alterations required to complete the docking phased

MSC Signs On with Kongsberg Digital to 'Digitalize' 500 Ships

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Kongsberg Digital and MSC has signed a contract for digitalizing MSC’s entire fleet consisting of approximately 500 vessels with Vessel Insight.“This is a very important contract for MSC as making our fleet more sustainable is one of our top priorities. With Kongsberg Digital and the Vessel Insight

Kongsberg to Deliver CPP Systems for Four Finnish Navy Corvettes

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Kongsberg Maritime signed a contract with Aker Arctic that will see KM supply propellers and shafts for four newbuild SQ2020 corvette ships for the Finnish Navy.The process originated in September 2019 when the Finnish Defense Forces Logistics Command (FDFLOGCOM) contracted Aker Arctic to design and

Harland & Wolff Returns to Action with First Newbuild Order

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The historic Belfast shipyard Harland & Wolff announced it has secured its first newbuild order since being bought out of administration in 2019.The shipyard, best known for having built the Titanic, is returning to action after being purchased by London-based InfraStrata. The yard said on Wednesday

NYK to Invest in theDOCK’s Navigator II Fund

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NYK  signed an agreement to invest in “Navigator II,” an investment fund managed by theDOCK, an Israeli venture capital firm specializing in maritime technology. Navigator II invests in and supports startup companies that research and develop innovative technologies in the fields of shipping, ports, and supply chains.

Toledo Harbor Dredging Contract Awarded

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District contractor Ryba Marine Construction Co. pumps dredged material from a scow in Toledo Harbor into a confined disposal facility, Toledo, Ohio, November 4, 2020. USACE Buffalo District is responsible for maintaining federal navigation channels in harbors and waterways across lakes Erie and Ontario. (U.S. Army Photo by Jess Levenson)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District awarded a $4,565,000 contract to Michigan-based Ryba Marine Construction Company on May 17 to conduct dredging of the federal navigation channel in Toledo Harbor and the Maumee River.Dredging of harbors like Toledo’s and rivers like the

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