June 1983 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Marinette Marine To Build New Shipbuilding Facility Costing Over $6-Million

Marinette Marine Corporation of Marinette, Wise., recently announced plans for construction of a new shipbuilding facility to be built in its existing Marinette shipyard.

The facility is expected to cost over $6-million and will provide the capacity for the efficient construction of the recently awarded MCM-1 class mine countermeasure vessels while allowing the yard to retain its existing capabilities for construction of steel and aluminum vessels.

The enclosed facility tvill be 339 feet long by 207 feet wide and 95 feet high. Two 80-foot clear width bays with 65-foot clearance under the crane hooks will be separated by a tri-level mezzanine area 25 feet wide running the length of the facility.

These areas will house support shops as well as lunch room, tool room, foreman offices, and provide access to the main deck of the ship. Each bay will house two 50-ton cranes for servicing the ships.

The design agent and construction manager for the facility is Owen Avres and Associates of Eau Claire, who is also responsible for bid evaluations.

Groundbreaking is expected in June allowing for partial occupancy in November of this year with completion scheduled at year end.

Although the design will accommodate any increase in steel shipbuilding in the future, its primary goal at this point and through the 1980s is to allow Marinette' Marine to meet more efficiently the Navy's long-range needs regarding the total MCM program by providing the capability to construct two or more ships per year of this type.

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