January 10, 2006
Carnival Glory drydocks at Newport News
The 110,000 grt cruise ship Carnival Glory arrived at Northrop Grumman's Newport News shipyard yesterday under a $1.2 million drydocking and maintenance contract awarded by Carnival Cruise Lines.
The work is expected to take 10 days to perform and will include hull structure maintenance, underwater hull equipment inspections and underwater hull painting. Approximately 40 Northrop Grumman Newport News employees will work on the project.
"This is another opportunity to demonstrate how we can be responsive to a variety of customers,'' said Irwin F. Edenzon, vice president of technology development and fleet support at Northrop Grumman Newport News. ``While the majority of our fleet support work is for the Navy, we are committed to providing high-quality, cost-effective repair and maintenance services to the commercial market as well. We have worked closely with Carnival to plan this job and get the Glory back to work. We appreciate their business."