Contract: HII, $27M

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $27,079,692 cost-plus-award-fee contract for DDG 51 class follow yard services (FYS). The FYS provides necessary engineering, technical, material procurement and production support;...

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Ingalls to rebuild East Bank yard

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – After well over a decade of inactivity, the East Bank yard of Ingalls Shipbuilding is being rebuilt and reopened in order to meet expected increase in demand for naval vessels. The yard was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, leading to relocation of its...

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Ribbon-cutting held at new facility

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – VT held a ribbon-cutting for its new $10 million blasting and painting facility, which is six stories and 400,000-square-feet. One side of the facility is for blasting, the other side is for painting. All the work will be done indoors, which means lower...

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Sports complex concept design OKd

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – The Pascagoula City Council has officially adopted the conceptual design for a combined baseball and softball complex. The new complex will be built at an estimated cost of $10 million. Highlights include three baseball fields, three softball fields and one...

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Contract: Austal USA, $10.3M

Austal USA, Mobile, Ala., is being awarded $10,252,142 for cost-plus-award-fee order 7F20 against a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00024-15-G-2304) to provide engineering and management services in support of work specification development, prefabrication efforts,...

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HII investing $1.8B in shipyards

Huntington Ingalls Industries is investing $1.8B in its East Coast and Gulf Coast shipyards through 2020 to help grow the Navy’s targeted-growth of 355 ships. The investment will pay for digital technologies to streamline traditional heavy labor, such as welding steel and cable installation. Some $850M of its investment is likely going to...

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Contract: HII, $57M

Huntington Ingalls Inc. - Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded $56,990,298 for cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification under previously awarded contract N00024-17-C-4444 for the execution of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) emergent repair and restoration. This...

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Contract: HII, $94M

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding was awarded a $94 million fixed-price contract from the U.S. Coast Guard to purchase long-lead materials for a 10th National Security Cutter. Funds will be used to purchase major components, such as...

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VT Halter building ferry

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – VT Halter Marine is building a new steel-hull, double-ended, 70-vehicle, 499-passenger ferry for the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Jamestown-Scotland Ferry. The new ferry, the Powhatan, will replace the system’s oldest vessel, Virginia, which...

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Contract: Bell Helicopter, $9.9M

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $9,852,575 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of up to three Bell 407 variant commercial airframes, associated Bell 407 unique components, and preservation and storage in the...

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DHS picks Mississippi

Mississippi State University in Starkville was chosen by the Department of Homeland Security as a base of operations for drone research. Research

B&D expands, creating 35 jobs

B&D Plastics, LLC is expanding in Gautier, Miss., a $750,000 corporate investment that will create 35 jobs. B&D Plastics is one of the

Northrop expanding in Moss Point

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – Northrop Grumman Unmanned Systems Center will expand its operation at Trent Lott International Airport in Moss Point,

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