VT Halter wins $2.9 million Navy contract

VT Halter wins $2.9 million Navy contract
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PASCAGOULA, Miss. (WLOX) - VT Halter Marine in Pascagoula has been awarded a new contract worth nearly $2.9 million from Naval Sea Systems.

Halter was one of just four U.S.-based companies to be awarded a contract under the Common Hull Auxiliary Mission Platform, also called CHAMP. In all, the contract win is $2,899,252.

In 2018, the Navy implemented the CHAMP study to find a replacement for several types of auxiliary ships that are rapidly approaching the ends of their service lives – hospital ships, command and control ships, submarine tender and aviation logistics ships, and sealift ships.

”We are extremely honored to receive this newest Navy award and appreciate the confidence that the U.S. Navy shows toward VT Halter Marine. I strongly believe in our talented workforce, and this award is a testament to our dedicated employees and their skills,” said Ronald Baczkowski, Chief Executive Officer of VT Halter Marine. ”The Mississippi Gulf Coast is proud to support the women and men of the U.S. Navy.”

This contract marks the second time in just over a month that the U.S. Navy has recognized VT Halter Marine’s shipbuilding expertise with a government award. In late April, VT Halter Marine won the $745 million contract for the design and construction of a Polar Security Cutter, the first U.S. Coast Guard heavy icebreaker constructed in the last four decades.

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