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Austal To Build Aluminum Drone Vessel

Austal To Build Aluminum Drone Vessel

September 2, 2022
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MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile-based Austal USA has announced a partnership with Alameda, California-based Saildrone Inc., under which the shipyard will start building autonomous sail-powered survey vessels as soon as October, AL.com reports. Austal plans to build the Saildrone Surveyor, which will be manufactured exclusively in Mobile, for Saildrone. The Surveyor is an autonomous low-profile research…

Austal Begins Work On Steel Ship

Austal Begins Work On Steel Ship

July 15, 2022
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MOBILE, Ala. — A ceremony for the first cut of Mobile-based Austal USA’s first steel ship, a Navajo-class towing, salvage and rescue ship being built for the U.S. Navy, took place on July 11. Dave Growden, the company’s vice president of new construction, called it “the next chapter in Austal USA’s history,” AL.com reported. Rear…

Austal Begins Steel Shipbuilding

Austal Begins Steel Shipbuilding

April 15, 2022
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MOBILE, Ala. — Austal USA unveiled its new steel shipbuilding line in Mobile on April 12, Business Alabama reported. The $100-million facility, half of which was paid for in federal support, will allow Austal to build both aluminum and steel ships. Austal has already received a $144-million contract to design and build towing, salvage and…

Shelby: $1 Billion For Mobile Area

Shelby: $1 Billion For Mobile Area

March 18, 2022
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MOBILE, Ala. — Sen. Richard Shelby recently expounded on more than $1 billion for improvements headed for the Mobile area, AL.com reported. Part of 12 bills sent to President Joe Biden, local funding includes $100 million for the Mobile Airport Authority for design, planning and construction of improvements at the Mobile Downtown Airport (Mobile Downtown…

Austal Wins $144-Million Contract, Opens In-Demand Repair Facility

Austal Wins $144-Million Contract, Opens In-Demand Repair Facility

October 8, 2021
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Austal USA has been awarded a $144-million contract modification for the design and construction of two T-ATS steel Navajo-class towing, salvage and rescue ships for the U.S. Navy, NBC 15 reported. Options, which could bring the contract total to $385 million, are included for up to three additional ships. These would be the first steel-hulled…

Austal USA Names New President

Austal USA Names New President

September 17, 2021
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Rusty Murdaugh has been named president of Austal USA, according to a press release. Murdaugh joined the Mobile shipbuilder in 2017 as chief financial officer and took over as interim president in February after the departure of Craig Perciavalle. As interim president, Murdaugh led the addition of steel shipbuilding to the Austal USA manufacturing operations…

Austal Wins Another Contract

Austal Wins Another Contract

August 20, 2021
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Mobile’s Austal USA has been awarded a repair, maintenance and modernization contract for all U.S. Navy littoral combat ships (LCSes) based in Mayport, Florida, Business Alabama reports. The new deal comes on the heels of a similar contract for ships based in San Diego (BBN #54). “As a result, Austal USA is now positioned to…

Navy To Choose Austal For T-ATS

Navy To Choose Austal For T-ATS

July 23, 2021
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The U.S. Navy plans to change shipbuilder for its new Navajo-class towing, salvage and rescue ship (T-ATS), Janes reports. Although Gulf Island Shipyards of Houma, Louisiana, has completed the first five of the eight planned vessels, it was acquired by Bollinger Shipyards in April. Now, the Navy is instead pursuing a sole-source award with Austal…

Austal Wins $44-Million Contract

Austal Wins $44-Million Contract

June 11, 2021
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Mobile-headquartered Austal USA was recently awarded a $44-million autonomous design and construction contract by the U.S. Navy, FOX10 reported. The undefinitized contract modification is for the expeditionary fast transport USNS Apalachicola (EPF 13) to establish the ship as an autonomous prototype. Austal is to design, procure, implement and demonstrate the ship as an autonomous platform.…

Youth Apprenticeship Program Bears Fruit at Austal

Youth Apprenticeship Program Bears Fruit at Austal

August 14, 2020
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Fifteen recent graduates of the Mobile County Public School System (MCPSS) have been hired at Austal, NBC 15 reported. Christina Sashington of Davidson High School, who is now a trade assistant at the company, was interviewed. Among students who were part of a youth apprenticeship program at Austal, Mobile’s largest manufacturing employer, she was part…

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