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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 Marine appoints Ronald Baczkowski as President and CEO

VT Halter Marine, Inc., a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems) today announced that Ronald Baczkowski has been appointed as the President and CEO for VT Halter Marine with immediate effect. Ronald Baczkowski Baczkowski joined the United States Marine Corps in 1980 and retired with the rank of Brigadier General in 2012. He had held various command and ...

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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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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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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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