Design phase of U.S. Coast Guard's largest shipbuilding programme underway
The US government’s largest shipbuilding project, the U.S. Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC), took another step forward this month as three companies received design contracts for Phase I of the programme.
General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bollinger Shipyards and Eastern Shipbuilding each won deals of around $21 million after beating off competition from five other companies including Huntington Ingalls and VT Halter.
While General Dynamics’ Maine-based shipyard...
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