Epic Acquires BAE’s Mobile Shipyard

EPIC Alabama Shipyard will be purchasing the former BAE Mobile shipyard which it will use for ship repair and maintenance services to customers in the Gulf of Mexico. Epis is owned by Houston-based Epic Companies, LLC, which provides offshore construction and decommissioning services to the global offshore energy sector. The company will also service vessels from its own … [Read more...]

Largest Dry Dock in California Arrives at BAE in San Diego

A new 950-foot-long, 55,000-long-ton floating dry dock arrived at BAE Systems' San Diego shipyard this week, part of the company’s $100 million investment in the yard to service the anticipated increase of U.S. Navy ships on the West Coast. The new floating dry dock arrived at the company’s shipyard Thursday towed by the ocean-going and salvage tug Posh Terasea Eagle. … [Read more...]

Royal Navy Orders Two More Offshore Patrol Vessels at BAE Systems in Scotland

The U.K. Ministry of Defence has signed a 287 million pound ($360 million) contract with BAE Systems to build two more Royal Navy Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) in Scotland. Minister for Defence Procurement, Harriett Baldwin, announced the contract for the two River Class Offshore Patrol Vessels on Thursday at the BAE Systems' Govan shipyard in Glasgow, where the vessels … [Read more...]

BAE Shouldn’t Get to Build U.K.’s New Frigate, Review Says

By Benjamin Katz (Bloomberg) -- BAE Systems Plc’s Scottish dockyards should be excluded from the lead role on a new class of Royal Navy frigate in order to encourage competition and pare costs while maintaining Britain’s naval capabilities, according to a state-backed review of U.K. shipbuilding capacity. Europe’s biggest defense company should retain responsibility … [Read more...]

BAE Systems Lands Contract to Continue Type 26 Combat Ship Work for UK Government

LONDON, March 22 (Reuters) - British defence company BAE Systems has won a 472 million pound ($671 million) contract from the UK government to continue with work to prepare for the building of eight anti-submarine warships. Britain confirmed in its defence spending plan last November that it would buy eight of the Type 26 Global Combat Ships, down from the 13 ships that BAE … [Read more...]