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Cochran seeking commitment from DHS for data center consolidation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is seeking confirmation that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to programs that promote cost savings while still meeting the nation’s domestic security needs — specifically pointing to the data center consolidation project at Stennis Space Center and advanced funding for U.S. Coast Guard ship procurement. Cochran serves on the ...

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Shipbuilder lays keel for Bouchard-bound barge

PASCAGOULA — VT Halter Marine has laid the keel for one of two articulated tug barge units being built for Bouchard Transportation Co. VT Halter Marine CEO Bill Skinner says in a new release that construction of the two units began in April at VT Halter Marine’s Pascagoula facility, with delivery scheduled for mid-2015. The barge measures 625 feet by ...

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Supervisors hire team for addition to Ingalls' training complex

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors have hired an engineer, an architect and a grant administrator to design and handle a $1.3-million addition to the new Haley Reeves Barbour Maritime Training facility at Ingalls shipyard. The Sun Herald reports the addition has been ordered before the Barbour building was put into use. It is called the Basic Skill Training Annex and ...

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Bid let for Signet Maritime containment slab

PASCAGOULA — The Jackson County Board of Supervisors and the Port of Pascagoula approved using federal Katrina money to build a containment slab at a shipyard in Pascagoula. The project, called an environmental slab, will be a concrete slab about 55,000 square feet, according to port officials, and will cover and contain contamination at Signet Maritime Inc., a shipyard on ...

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Shipbuilder lands Crowley contract for roll-on/roll-off vessels

PASCAGOULA — VT Halter Marine, Inc. has secured an approximately $350-million contract with Crowley Maritime Corporation to build two container roll-on/roll-off ships. The company says the vessels will be built at the Pascagoula facility with construction beginning the first half of 2014, and deliveries in mid- and late-2017. The Sun Herald reports the vessel design is provided by Wartsila Ship ...

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VT Halter already has takers for new floating dock

PASCAGOULA — VT Halter Marine Inc. says it’s already got customers for its newest floating dry dock. The dock is part of an overall expansion plan at the south yard in Pascagoula. The south yard is same location where VT Halter Marine is adding a repair facility for semi-submersible drilling rigs and Panamax-size ships. Bill Skinner, VT Halter Marine CEO, ...

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Huntington Ingalls christens fourth Coast Guard cutter

PASCAGOULA — Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding has christened its fourth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter. Linda Papp, wife of U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp, was the ship’s sponsor during the christening Saturday at the Pascagoula shipyard. The Hamilton (WMSL 753), about 65 percent complete, is expected to be finished in about a year. It will be delivered to ...

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Shipyard begins fabrication of another Coast Guard cutter

PASCAGOULA — Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding has started construction on a sixth national security cutter for the Coast Guard. The vessel will be called the Munro (WMSL 755). Ingalls was awarded the contract in May. A third cutter, Stratton (WMSL 752) was commissioned in 2012. Two more are currently under construction at Ingalls in Pascagoula. Ingalls has delivered the first three ...

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Ingalls to shutter shipyard next year due to cuts in destroyer program

GULFPORT — Huntington Ingalls Industries says it will close its Gulfport shipyard by May 2014. In an announcement this morning, the Newport News, Va.-based company said the shutdown is necessary because of a reduction in work for the Navy’s Zumwalt-class destroyers. Company president and CEO Mike Petters said the Navy has switched to steel for use in future ships. The ...

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Ingalls president concerned about shipyard's future

PASCAGOULA — Ingalls Shipbuilding President Irwin F. Edenzon says his company has contracts to keep it business into 2016. The future, he says, has him concerned. “I’m hiring 3,000 people and have a $10 billion backlog that’s pretty healthy,” Edenzon said in a civic club speech this week in Pascagoula. “My business is very good. Where’s it going to be ...

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