Marinette Marine Corporation announced that, as prime contractor and program manager, it has been awarded an additional 10 Reponse Boat-Mediums (RB-Ms), and other Program management work, by the U.S. Coast Guard. With an approximate value of $21,850,000, the new boats are part of a multi-year, Coast Guard contract requiring the construction and delivery of up to 250 RB-Ms at a total contract value of up to $600 million.
Delivery of the 10 boats is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2012. This brings the total number of boats under contract to 115 at the present time.
Marinette will build 50% of the boats at its ACE facility in Green Bay, Wisconsin. While MMC's teaming partner, Kvichak Marine Industries, Seattle, Wash., will build the other 50% at its facility in Kent, Wash.
"Marinette Marine is very pleased to continue its longstanding and successful relationship with the U.S. Coast Guard," said Richard McCreary, president of Marinette Marine. "Federal government projects are among the most demanding for any shipbuilder, and the addition of the RB-M boats to our existing backlog of work is and excellent endorsement of our capabilities, service and quality."
"The RB-M program," continued McCreary, "is a contract between the USCG and industry that successfully demonstrates the ability of the government and industry to partner in the fixed price design, construction, and delivery of a new class of boats on schedule and on budget."