Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Austal USA’s President and COO Resigns, CFO Brian Leathers Takes the Helm

On Friday, 22 June 2012, Mr. Joseph Rella – Austal USA President and Chief Operating Officer resigned and the Board of Directors accepted his resignation. Yesterday, the Austal USA Board...

June 26, 2012
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Friday, April 27, 2012
JHSV Sea Trials

“Hauling the Mail”… Austal Left Grinning After Sea Trials of JHSV 1 [IMAGES]

USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), the innovative high-speed catamaran transport ship under construction by shipbuilder Austal in Mobile, Alabama, successfully completed Builder’s Sea Trials (BST) on April 19 in the Gulf...

April 27, 2012
Total Views: 47

Sunday, March 18, 2012
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St. Paddy’s Day was Good for Austal Shipbuilding, Two More Littoral Combat Ships Confirmed

Austal Shipbuilding had plenty of reason to drink green beer this weekend following the US Navy’s confirmation of two more orders for Austal USA-built Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). The US$691 million contract...

March 18, 2012
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Sunday, February 26, 2012
Engineering News

U.S. Navy Orders JHSV 8 and 9 from Austal

Austal said today that the U.S. Navy has exercised contract options calling for the construction of the two additional Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSVs) worth an added $320 million.  The...

February 26, 2012
Total Views: 30

Friday, February 17, 2012
austal wind farm support vessel trimaran
Engineering News

Austal Shipbuilding Starts Operations in the Philippines

Austal has allocated its first shipbuilding project to its recently acquired shipyard in the Philippines. Construction of the vessel will commence in the first quarter of this year, and provide...

February 17, 2012
Total Views: 18

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
SNC Aremiti Ferry austal
Engineering News

Bound for Tahiti: Austal Wins Order to Build Additional Catamaran Ferry

Austal has secured an order for a highly efficient medium speed ferry with leading French Polynesian operator and existing customer, SNC Aremiti Ferry. The 80 metre vehicle-passenger catamaran is scheduled...

February 8, 2012
Total Views: 15

Saturday, January 28, 2012
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Engineering News

Rob Almeida Discusses Shipbuilding with Joe Rella, President and COO of Austal USA

At this year’s Surface Navy Association National Symposium in Washington, DC, I sat down for a chat with Joe Rella, Chief Operating Officer and President of Austal USA Shipbuilding. RA:...

January 28, 2012
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Thursday, January 12, 2012
LCS4 shipyard naval shipbuilding coronado

Austal Splashes the US Navy’s Newest Littoral Combat Ship – LCS 4 “Coronado”

On January 10, 2012, Austal’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard completed the launch of the second 127-metre Independence-Variant Littoral Combat Ship, “Coronado” (LCS 4). The roll-out marked Austal’s second use of an...

January 12, 2012
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Austal catamaran ferry Shinas

Austal Shipbuilding Expands to the Phillipines

Leading global shipbuilder and defense contractor Austal has acquired a shipyard in the Philippines as part of its strategy to regionalize its manufacturing base for commercial vessels. The $7 million...

November 8, 2011
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

First of Ten Civilian-Crewed JHSV’s for U.S. Navy Christened

USNS Spearhead, the first of the Navy’s joint high-speed vessels designed for rapid intra-theater transport of troops and military equipment, was christened Sept. 17 during a ceremony at Austal USA...

September 21, 2011
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Thursday, July 14, 2011
Austal osv wind express

Austal awarded contract for three offshore wind support vessels

Following the launch of Austal’s Wind Express series in mid 2010, Austal is pleased to announce the award of a contract for the design and construction of three purpose-built 21...

July 14, 2011
Total Views: 16

Thursday, June 30, 2011
US Navy Joint High Speed Vessel JHSV

US Navy Orders More Warships From Austal

MELBOURNE (Dow Jones)–The U.S. Navy has ordered two more Joint High Speed Vessels from Australian shipbuilder Austal Ltd. (ASB.AU) as part of a 10-vessel program potentially worth more than US$1.6 billion,...

June 30, 2011
Total Views: 35

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The “aggresive corrosion” of the USS INDEPENDENCE – Who’s to blame?

U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Zachary Harrell/Released You may have seen recently that Austal, a designer and manufacturer of high performance aluminium vessels including a number of vessels for the...

June 23, 2011
Total Views: 421

Thursday, May 19, 2011
Engineering News

Austal delivers largest catamaran to date – Leonora Christina

Leonora Christina During Sea Trials courtesy Austal Austal’s largest catamaran built to date, the 113 metre “Leonora Christina”, was recently handed over to her owners, marking completion of construction of...

May 19, 2011
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Friday, April 1, 2011

Austal breaks ground on three new Alabama facilities

Austal USA held a combined groundbreaking ceremony today, to celebrate the start of work on three new facilities including Phase 2 of the Modular Manufacturing Facility (MMF); a new office...

April 1, 2011
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Navy places order for LCS 8 with Austal

The U.S. Navy announced today that it has placed an order for the construction of a fourth 127-meter trimaran Independence-Class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS-8) with Austal at its Mobile, Alabama...

March 24, 2011
Total Views: 13

Friday, March 18, 2011
westpac express

Austal’s fast ferry fleet continues humanitarian relief efforts in Japan

Austal’s 101 metre “WestPac Express”, which has operated as a high speed theatre support vessel with the Okinawa based Third Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF) of the United States Marine...

March 18, 2011
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Engineering News

Noumea operator orders second ferry with Austal

Tourism operator, Mary D Enterprises, has selected Austal to design and construct a 35 metre high speed monohull passenger ferry, heralding the second Austal-built vessel for the Noumea-based company. The...

February 9, 2011
Total Views: 10

Friday, January 28, 2011

Austal Splashes a Big Cat – High Speed Ferry Leonora Christina

Austal’s shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia, launched the Leonora Christina today, their largest catamaran built to date.  This ship will ferry passengers at speeds up to 40 knots between Sweden...

January 28, 2011
Total Views: 14


Austal Launches Its Largest Catamaran

Placing a coin at the foot of the mast of a newly constructed ship is an ancient maritime tradition which is believed to bring good luck to the vessel and...

January 28, 2011
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