Marad announces $9.8 million in shipyard grants
The U.S. Maritime Administration yesterday announced $9.8 million in grants to 19 small shipyards in the United States.
The grants are part of the new Assistance to Small Shipyards program, set up under the FY 2006 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006.
"Small shipyards are vitally important for the health of the maritime industry, and for the economy of the Nation," said Maritime Administrator Sean T. Connaughton.
The purpose of the grants is to make capital and infrastructure improvements that facilitate the efficiency, cost-effectiveness and quality of domestic ship construction, conversion or repair for commercial and federal government use. The grants cover a maximum of 75 percent of the estimated cost of improvements. The companies are responsible for the remainder.
|Alaska Ship and Drydock , Ketchikan, Alaska
||upgrade its metal equipment, machine shop, and painting equipment.
|All American Marine, Inc., Bellingham, Washington
||acquisition of metal cutting machinery and boat transfer equipment.
|Brownsville Marine Products, LLC, Brownsville, Pennsylvania
||hydraulic buggies, winches, mobile crane, jib and overhead cranes.
|Colonna's Shipyard, Norfolk, Virginia,
|Conrad Shipyard, LLC, Morgan City, Louisiana
||welding equipment and a range of tools.
|Derecktor Shipyards Conn., LLC, Bridgeport, Connecticut
||welding tank, welding machines, air casters, and hydraulic bender.
|Duclos Corporation, Somerset, Massachusetts
|| railway assembly, upgrading and extending capacity of railway and dock extension.
|Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Panama City, Florida
|| metal cutting equipment and a computer system.
|Everett Shipyard, Inc., Everett, Washington
||work stations and an overhead crane.
|Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio
||80-ton mobile crane, a man lift and automated welding equipment.
|Gulf Marine Repair Corp., Tampa, Florida
||four cranes, two electric plate rollers, and other manufacturing equipment.
|Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, Alabama
||computerized plasma cutting table used to cut metal according to ship construction drawings and specifications.
|Leevac Shipyards, LLC, Jennings, Louisiana,
||software to expand its engineering capability.
|Master Marine, Bayou La Batre, Alabama,
|Pacific Shipyards International, LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii
||water blast system and a mobile crane.
|R&R Marine Shipbuilding , Port Arthur, Texas
||acquisition and installation of a stiffener fitting gantry, facility electrical upgrades and the cost to install a panel line fabrication facility.
|Safe Boats, Port Orchard, Washington
||acquisition and installation of router tables, information technology system upgrades and other machinery and equipment.
|Todd Shipyards Corporation, Seattle, Washington
||enlarge and renovate main assembly building.
|Washburn & Doughty Associates, East Boothbay, Maine
||acquisition and installation of pipe benders, inverter welding machines, hydraulic press brake, plus other equipment and machinery.