USCG awards contracts

Ingalls Shipbuilding and VT Halter Marine of Pascagoula were among five companies that were awarded firm, fixed-price contracts from the U.S. Coast Guard for heavy polar icebreaker design studies and analysis. The other companies awarded contracts Wednesday were Bollinger Shipyards, LLC, Lockport, La; Fincantieri Marine Group, LLC, Washington, D.C.; and General Dynamics/National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, Calif. The combined total value of the awards is about $20 million. The studies are to identify design and systems approaches to reduce acquisition cost and production timelines. In addition to a requirement to develop heavy polar icebreaker designs with expected cost and schedule figures, the contracts require: the awardees to examine major design cost drivers; approaches to address potential acquisition, technology, and production risks; and benefits associated with different types of production contract types. The studies are expected to take 12 months to complete, with study results provided incrementally during that time. The Coast Guard plans to release a draft request for proposals (RFP) for detail design and construction by the end of fiscal year 2017, followed by release of the final RFP in fiscal year 2018. (Source: Marine Technology News, 02/22/17)

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DHS picks Mississippi

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B&D expands, creating 35 jobs

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Northrop expanding in Moss Point

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