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struction is set to begin in early 2021. Final delivery is project from inception to ? nish?

VT Halter Marine is teamed with Technology As- planned for mid-2024.

sociates, Inc. as the ship designer and, for over two

Recent Activity at VT Halter years, we have participated in the U.S. Coast Guard’s

How is the shipyard investing to accommodate this

Heavy Polar Icebreaker Industry Study. The ship de-

Contract awards: speci? c project?

sign is an evolution from the mature ”Polar Stern II” (1) U.S. Navy Polar Security Cutter currently in design and construction; the team has We are expanding our Pascagoula shipyard. We worked rigorously to demonstrate its maturity and re- are upgrading our side launch facility for the Polar

U.S. Navy CHAMP program liability. During the study, TAI incrementally adjusted Security Cutter and upgrading a second NC plasma (3) U.S. Navy Auxiliary Personnel Lighter the design and conducted a series of ? ve ship model cutter for beveling of thick plates. We are adding a ro- (1) ATB Tug tank tests to optimize the design. In addition to TAI, botic plasma shape cutter, robotic welder micro-panel

NAVSEA T-AGS 67 Oceanographic Survey Vessel study

VT Halter Marine has teamed with ABB for its Azipod fabrication line, robotic welders to the assembly lines (2) Logistic Support Vessels - Undisclosed propulsion system, Trident Marine for the Machinery and adding four 60-ton overhead cranes in the assem-

Control and Monitoring System, Raytheon for com- bly bays.

(1) Q-LNG – Offshore U.S. ? agged, Jones Act compliant mand and control systems integration, Caterpillar for 4,000cbm LNG bunkering ATB barge the generator sets, Jamestown Metal Marine for joiner (1) Q-LNG – Offshore ATB tug

Discuss if you will your business management phi- package, and Bronswerk for the HVAC system. The

NOAA NAV AGOR study losophy, and discuss the key to running a success- program is scheduled to bring an additional 900 skilled ful, pro? table U.S. shipbuilding business today.

craftsman and staff to our Mississippi-based shipyard.

Our most valuable asset is our people. We are committed to hiring the brightest and most capable

Vessel deliveries: engineering and of? ce staff as well as skilled and dedi-

How does this project differ from others you have

Crowley Maritime Corp’s M/V Taino cated craftsmen and women. VT Halter has a contin- run through your yard?

Crowley Maritime Corp’s M/V El Coqui Size- and capacity-wise, the Polar Security Cutter ued commitment to protecting the environment, which

Bouchard Transportation’s M/V Evening Breeze program is similar to the previous programs such as is why we created the Blast and Paint Facility. It has the Crowley Con-Ro and the PASHA car carrier. attracted the attention of many companies in the ship-

Virginia Department of Transportation, the Jamestown Ferry ping industry because we all are committed to work-

What is the timeline to design, build and deliver this (scheduled delivery Sept. 2019) ing safely and with a ? nely attuned dedication to being ship?

We are currently in the design phase, and con- environmentally sound. 39

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