21 July 2014
Huntington Ingalls Industries´ (NYSE: HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division said it has been awarded an affordability design contract for USD23.5m for early industry involvement to reduce the construction and life-cycle cost for the amphibious assault ship LHA 8.
“Ingalls Shipbuilding has been constructing large-deck amphibious ships for nearly 50 years, and this contract will build on our company´s knowledge and experience to implement cost-saving measures to help the Navy reach their affordability goals,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding president Brian Cuccias. “We are committed to building affordable ships, and this contract begins industry involvement in a meaningful way to implement improved cost in amphibious shipbuilding, specifically LHA 8.”
The early industry involvement contracts were awarded to US shipyards that have the facilities and resources to build a large-deck amphibious assault ship without major recapitalization. The affordability design phase allows shipbuilders an opportunity to refine contract design requirements for a more affordable ship. The shipbuilders will address the cost-driving requirements within the design trade space that offer the greatest potential for acquisition, production and overall costs.
Huntington Ingalls Industries designs, builds and manages the life-cycle of the most complex nuclear and conventionally powered ships for the US Navy and Coast Guard. Its website is at www.huntingtoningalls.com.
Ingalls Shipbuilding gets USD23.5m affordability contract
21 July 2014