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  • 7 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Last steel truss has been installed on Irving Shipbuilding’s new production building that will be used to construct Canada’s new naval combat ships starting in 2015.   Representatives from Irving Shipbuilding, Walters Steel, Ironworkers Local 752, Hatch Mott MacDonald, EllisDon, and Irving Equipment gathered on August 6, 2014 to celebrate the installation of the last steel truss […]

  • 13 April 2018
    Industry news

    US shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries said on Wednesday that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division plans to reactivate its shipbuilding facilities on the east bank of the Pascagoula River. The site of the original Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., founded in 1938, was decimated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. HII said the reactivation would restore the facility’s ability to […]

  • 9 April 2013
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries  announced yesterday that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division achieved a significant milestone in the construction process of the composite hangar that will be used on the U.S. Navy’s second Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer, Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001). Recently, the shipbuilders at the company’s Gulfport, Miss., facility turned the inverted hangar to an upright […]

  • 17 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Canadian government has finalized contracts for the maintenance of Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigates with two of three shipbuilders set to share work on a deal worth C$7 billion over a span of 20 years. The government said it has awarded $500 million contracts to Chantier Davie and Seaspan Victoria Shipyards Limited to carry […]

  • 2 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigates will be maintained by three different shipyards following a government contract announcement on Thursday. The contract was held by Irving Shipbuilding since 2011 but the company will now have to share work on the frigates with Chantier Davie Canada Inc. and Seaspan Victoria Shipyards. The combined value of the three contracts […]

  • 29 January 2016
    Industry news, Training & Education

    Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, kicked off its 130th anniversary celebration yesterday, January 28. As a sole designer, builder and refueler of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and one of two providers of U.S. Navy submarines, the company said it would celebrate the anniversary throughout 2016 with commemorative videos and employee publications. More than 100 […]

  • 11 March 2011

      Yesterday CBO senior analyst Eric Labs testified before the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Seapower and Projections Forces to discuss the challenges that the Navy is facing in its plans for building its future fleet. The testimony focused on the costs and force structure implications of the 30-year shipbuilding plan that the Navy […]

  • 5 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian government-owned shipbuilder ASC announced it would cut 130 jobs from its air-warfare destroyer project by the end of February. The cuts are due to a reduced amount of work on the three Hobart-class destroyers. The number of people required for work on the ships has been reducing since early 2015. ASC will cut some […]

  • 9 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Polish shipbuilder Remontowa Shipbuilding hosted a naming and launching ceremony for the Polish Navy’s third B860 tug on July 8. The vessel was named Mieszko and is part of a six-unit order from 2017. Three tugs would be supplied to the 3rd Ship Flotilla and three to the 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla. All six units […]

  • 2 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    Canada’s defense minister has announced that the government will fund the construction of a sixth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship for the Royal Canadian Navy. The announcement was made at Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax, Nova-Scotia, shipyard on Friday. “A sixth patrol ship will greatly increase the capacity of the Royal Canadian Navy to deploy AOPS simultaneously, […]

  • 1 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Australia’s Naval Shipbuilding College which will deliver a coordinated, national approach to workforce development has been officially opened. Australian defense minister Christopher Pyne opened the College at Osborne in South Australia on November 1. The minister said it’s an integral interface with the shipbuilding industry to identify workforce requirements throughout all phases of construction and […]

  • 28 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Canadian government has started one of the country’s largest and most complex procurement projects by announcing the start of a design competition for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) fleet. Irving Shipbuilding, the prime contractor for the project, released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for pre-qualified companies. As it was announced earlier in the year, the future combatants will be […]

  • 24 January 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Polish shipbuilder Remontowa Shipbuilding SA has laid the keel for the first of six tugs to be built for the Polish Navy under a contract signed in June 2017. The first tug, bearing pennant number 860/1, started construction in November 2017 when the first steel was cut. The tugs will be used for port tasks, […]

  • 12 June 2018
    Industry news

    Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has acquired the assets of Alabama-based Horizon Shipbuilding following a motion approved by the US Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Alabama on June 5. With the acquisition, the military craft builder assumes ownership of a fully developed 35-acre shipbuilding facility in the Mobile Bay region, with separate east and west yards […]

  • 16 March 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    Canada’s Irving Shipbuilding is investing in marine innovation and commercialization in Nova Scotia and across Canada. The company announced on Thursday it is funding $4.52 million in the newly established Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE), an ocean innovation centre to be located on the waterfront in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. At COVE, ocean science research, start-ups, R&D-intensive […]

  • 18 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Austal, the West Australian shipbuilding company, is the first to benefit from the Australian shipbuilding program outlined in the recently released Defence White Paper. The company said that it was awarded preferred tenderer status by the Commonwealth of Australia for the Pacific Patrol Boats Replacement (PPBR) Project. Additionally, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull revealed that three […]

  • 2 February 2016
    Industry news

    Australian engineering company Civmec announced February 2 that the company has completed the acquisition of one of Australia’s largest major engineering and shipbuilding companies, Forgacs. In November 2015, Civmec announced it would acquire ‘certain assets and the Forgacs name’ with the aim of expanding their business to include defence services. Following the due diligence process and subsequent […]

  • 24 October 2019
    Industry news, Vessels

    Nova Scotia-based ABCO Industries has completed sea trials for the Royal Canadian Navy’s 12-meter landing craft in the summer of 2019 and delivered the first vessel in October 2019. They will supply these support boats for each of the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) currently under construction at Halifax Shipyard. The landing craft will […]

  • 18 January 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Russia’s defense industry agency Rosoboronexport will work with the country’s largest shipbuilding company in 2018 to boost worldwide export prospects for what the agency termed as small and ultra-small submarines. Rosoboronexport said this focus was in response to a growing interest for these vessels in the countries of Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Irving Shipbuilding has awarded Nova Scotia-based Rosborough Boats a $7.3 million contract to build multi-role rescue boats for the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS). Rosborough Boats will construct two of their Rough Water 8.5 metre rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIB) for each of the six AOPS vessels being constructed at Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax Shipyard as […]

  • 26 February 2013

    It was a juggernaut; a Confederate 275-foot blackened structure of iron that would forever change the face of warfare. The ship was a black-iron beast reborn from the frigate Merrimack, a burnt husk raised and armor-clad, transformed into a ship with no purpose but war. Its formidable complement boasted more than 300 men and its […]

  • 14 May 2020
    Industry news

    German Naval Yards Kiel and Lürssen have decided to merge their respective businesses, marking a new era of the German naval shipbuilding industry. As informed, the existing activities in military and naval surface vessel building will be incorporated into a joint venture company led by Bremen-based Lürssen Group. The aim is to improve the national […]

  • 30 April 2020

    Florida-based Eastern Shipbuilding Group has cut the first steel for the US Coast Guard’s (USCG) second offshore patrol cutter (OPC). The ship, to be named Chase (WMSM-916), is scheduled for delivery in 2023. The cutting of steel started the fabrication and assembly of the cutter’s hull, and ESG is to complete keel laying of Chase […]

  • 4 November 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division’s fourth National Security Cutter, Hamilton (WMSL 753), sailed away from the shipyard on Saturday afternoon. The U.S. Coast Guard ship will be commissioned on Dec. 6 in Charleston, S.C. Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias said: The U.S. Coast Guard is receiving our finest NSC to date. We are performing […]

  • 4 January 2013
    Industry news

    Analysts forecast the Global Military Shipbuilding and Submarines Market to grow at a CAGR of 2.93 percent over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing share of defense budget. The Global Military Shipbuilding and Submarines market has also been witnessing increasing collaborations between countries. However, the […]

  • 18 June 2013
    Industry news

    USS Enterprise (CVN 65) will return to Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) with shipbuilders on board on Thursday, June 20. With a famous 50-year career as the U.S. Navy’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVN 65) will come full circle, returning to the shipyard that built her for the first inactivation of an aircraft carrier. […]

  • 5 November 2012
    Industry news

    Future of Ukrainian shipbuilding industry directly depends on the cooperation with Russia, said Valery Babich… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, November 5, 2012; Image: sharv-yachting  

  • 25 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Canadian shipyard Davie Shipbuilding cut first steel for the Royal Canadian Navy Resolve-class auxiliary oiler replenishment vessel during a ceremony held in Lévis, Québec, May 24. Project Resolve, as the undertaking was dubbed, consists of converting a containership, former MV Asterix which arrived in Lévis in October 2015, into an Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ship in order to support the […]

  • 16 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Building the Australian Navy’s new fleet of submarines, frigates and offshore patrol vessels will be a complex task and involve up to 15,000 new workers, according to the Naval Shipbuilding Plan released by the department of defense on Tuesday. The shipbuilding workforce is expected to grow to around 5,200 workers by the mid to late 2020s, with […]