Posts Tagged ‘shipbuilding’

VT Halter lands contract to build tug barge

by Associated Press Published: February 14,2013

Tags: barge, contract, fabrication, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, shipbuilder, shipbuilding, tug

PASCAGOULA — VT Halter Marine has gotten a contract to build an articulated tug barge for Bouchard Transportation Co. The contract includes an option for a second tug. Halter Marine officials say the option must be exercised within 60 days of the initial contract award. Halter Marine CEO Bill Skinner says in a news release […] [...]

Company expanding shipbuilding, repair operations

PASCAGOULA — Signet Maritime Corporate has announced plans for a $3.6-million expansion of its shipbuilding and repair operations at the Port of Pascagoula, creating 50 additional jobs. The company said the 50 spots have already been filled, and those new employees will assist the construction of a new tractor tugboat, Signet Magic, which is a […] [...]

Tax exemptions approved on land worth more than $838M

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors have unanimously approved two 10-year tax exemptions for more than $838 million in true property value. The Mississippi Press reports Gulf LNG Energy received an exemption on nearly $828.5 million, and Ingalls Shipbuilding received an exemption on nearly $9.6 million on property value. County leaders say exemptions are granted on […] [...]

Shipbuilder starts construction on expansion; adding 400 jobs

PASCAGOULA — VT Halter Marine has started construction on a new multimillion-dollar ship repair facility at the company’s Pascagoula yard. Gov. Phil Bryant and company officials say the expansion at the Bayou Casotte shipyard will create 400 new jobs. The company has three ship construction facilities, all located in Mississippi, with one facility in Pascagoula […] [...]

Shipbuilder to add 5,000+ jobs over next two years

by Associated Press Published: November 5,2012

Tags: defense, employee, employer, employment, job, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, military, ship, shipbuilder, shipbuilding

PASCAGOULA — Ingalls Shipbuilding President Irwin F. Edenzon says the company will hire more than 5,000 workers over the next two years. Edenzon said Ingalls would be hiring 1,200 people through the end of the year and another 4,000 next year. Most of those are craftsman positions. The increase in demand for workers is attributed […] [...]

Contract awarded to supply control system for assault ship

by MBJ Staff Published: October 17,2012

Tags: contract, defense, federal government, manufacture, manufacturing, menafacturer, military, ship, shipbuilding

PASCAGOULA — Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a $50.6-million contract by prime contractor Huntington Ingalls Industries to supply the Machinery Control System (MCS) for the U.S. Navy’s LHA-7 amphibious assault ship. The MCS controls the major shipboard systems including the highly automated propulsion, electric plant and fuel fill systems. The equipment being supplied includes […] [...]

Ingalls pays for six years of portable toilet pollution

PASCAGOULA — Ingalls Shipbuilding has paid a $33,775 fine after a portable toilet dumped untreated waste into the East Pascagoula River for more than six years. Spokesman Bill Glenn says that the toilet station was connected to a storm drain at the Pascagoula shipyard after 2005′s Hurricane Katrina, instead of to the sewer system. The […] [...]

Ingalls awarded contract; delivers ship to Navy

PASCAGOULA — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding Division has been awarded an $83.3 million cost-plus-award-fee contract from the U.S. Navy for continued life-cycle engineering, modernization and support services on the U.S. Navy’s fleet of USS Ticonderoga-class (CG 47) Aegis guided missile cruisers. The contract is the first of five options, which if exercised would place […] [...]

Ingalls begins work on 29th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer

by MBJ Staff Published: September 12,2012

Tags: defense, fabricate, fabrication, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, military, ship, shipbuilder, shipbuilding

PASCAGOULA — Huntington Ingalls Industries has started fabrication on the U.S. Navy’s next Aegis guided missile destroyer, John Finn (DDG 113). The ship will be built at the company’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division and will be the 29th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer built at Ingalls. Bob Merchent, Ingalls’ vice president, surface combatants and U.S. Coast Guard programs, […] [...]

Huntington Ingalls-built Navy ship passes sea trials

PASACAGOULA — The amphibious transport dock Arlington (LPD 24), the eighth built at Huntington Ingalls Industries, recently returned from successful builder’s sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico. Dock trials started last week, and the ship left HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division Aug. 21 for three days of at-sea testing. More than 200 test events took […] [...]

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