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VT Halter Marine boats win international honor

VT Halter Marine Inc., a Pascagoula company that is part of ST Engineering North America, received top honors during the International WorkBoat Show. Two of its vessels were selected as Boat of the Year. Built by VT Halter Marine for Crowley Maritime Corp., the Taino and El Coqui were selected based on criteria set by WorkBoat Magazine and by popular ...

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State’s 2019 top economic projects bring jobs, investments

As 2019 comes to a close, a look back reveals the state’s top economic development projects that are bringing jobs and investments to several counties. Among the top eight projects listed by the Mississippi Development Authority, 2,205 new jobs were created with an investment of $469.5 million. Locations in the state receiving these boosts include the counties of DeSoto, Lee, ...

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Mississippi shipyard expanding for Coast Guard icebreaker

A shipbuilder is expanding on the Mississippi Gulf Coast after receiving a $746 million contract to make a heavy icebreaker for the U.S. Coast Guard. Mississippi officials say Monday that VT Halter Marine will invest $37.5 million at its Pascagoula shipyard and is expected to create 900 jobs the next five years. Mississippi Development Authority is providing a $12.5 million ...

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VT Halter appoints Socha

Robert A. Socha has been appointed Senior Vice President of Business Development and Estimating for VT Halter Marine, a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. Socha has more than 30 years of experience as a senior level executive in domestic and international sales, marketing, business development, public relations as well as deep industry knowledge of the offshore and inland shipbuilding, ...

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VT Halter Marine marks expansion, breaks ground

PASCAGOULA — VT Halter Marine has marked the completion of its dry dock expansion and broken ground on its new blast and paint facility in Pascagoula. VT Halter Marine chief executive officer Jack Predergast says the expansion is part of the company’s five-year plan to develop a full service repair facility. The $13 million project added 400 jobs at VT. ...

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Keel-laying ceremony held for new container ship

PASCAGOULA — VT Halter Marine has laid the keel for the first of two liquefied natural gas-powered combination container roll-on/roll-off ships for long-time customer Crowley Maritime Corp. A ceremony took place Wednesday at the Pascagoula yard. Traditionally, the keel laying marks the ceremonial beginning of the ship’s construction. The keel forms the backbone of a ship and is the first ...

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VT Halter building two LNG-powered container vessels

PASCAGOULA — Shipbuilder VT Halter Marine has started work on the first of two liquefied natural gas-powered container vessels for Crowley Maritime Corp. VT Halter first announced the $350 million contract last November. The beginning of construction was marked by a steel-cutting ceremony. VT Halter officials say in a news release that the new vessels are designed to maximize the ...

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GAO rules against VT Halter, Ingalls in Coast Guard contract dispute

PASCAGOULA — The Government Accountability Office has denied a protest from two Mississippi shipbuilders over the award of design contracts for U.S. Coast Guard offshore patrol cutters. VT Halter Marine and Ingalls Shipbuilding protested the February award of contracts to Maine-based Bath Iron Works Corp., Florida-based Eastern Shipbuilding Group Inc. and Louisiana-based Bollinger Shipyards Lockport, LLC. Each of the three ...

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Five injured when cranes collapse at VT Halter Marine

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County EOC director Earl Etheridge says two cranes collapsed at the VT Halter Marine shipyard in Pascagoula shortly after 2 p.m. yesterday. Etheridge told WLOX-TV that one of the cranes fell on top of a building. Officials say five people were injured in the accident. Etheridge says one person has been air lifted to USA Medical Center ...

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