Philly Shipyard and Vard Marine Team Win Contract for CHAMP Desi

Philly Shipyard and Vard Marine Team Win Contract for CHAMP Design Study
June 12, 2019
Philly Shipyard and Vard Marine are pleased to announce that their bid to conduct industry studies for the Common Hull Auxiliary Multi-Mission Platform (CHAMP) program has been selected by the U.S. Navy.

The CHAMP program is a multi-phase effort that involves design studies, preliminary design, and detail design and construction (DD&C) to ultimately replace the Military Sealift Command (MSC) fleet of aging ships, which provide transport of supplies and critical support to U.S. forces abroad. CHAMP could affordably recapitalize the current fleet with significant decreases in cost both in ship construction and life-cycle maintenance cost. The demand for the CHAMP program could approach 60+ vessels.

Steinar Nerbovik, Philly Shipyard President and CEO, remarked, “We are excited and grateful to team with Vard Marine and explore the design for this important program. Philly Shipyard has the history, facility and access to skilled labor, as well as a strong reputation for quality, which is required to develop a highly effective, mature and affordable solution to support a successful long-term recapitalization.”

“It is an honor to be teamed with a state-of-the-art and capable world-class shipyard such as Philly. Our combined expertise is a great recipe for achieving a best-value solution for the CHAMP program,” said Darren Truelock, VP Houston for Vard Marine.

Philly Shipyard is one of four U.S. shipyards selected for the design study. The design study efforts begin immediately and last into 2022. It is anticipated the shipyards will ultimately compete for the DD&C contract, with award in 2023 and acquisition occurring over the next ten years. There is growing support, however, to accelerate the program to begin acquisition of the first vessels as early as 2021.

About Philly Shipyard:

Philly Shipyard, Inc. (PSI) is a leading U.S. commercial shipyard constructing vessels for operation in the Jones Act market. It possesses a state-of-the-art shipbuilding facility and has earned a reputation as the preferred provider of oceangoing merchant vessels with a track record of delivering quality ships. PSI is the sole operating subsidiary of Philly Shipyard ASA. Philly Shipyard ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (Oslo: PHLY) and is majority-owned by Aker Capital AS, which in turn is wholly-owned by Aker ASA. Aker is a Norwegian industrial investment company that creates value through active ownership. Aker's investment portfolio is concentrated on key Norwegian industries that are international in scope: oil and gas, fisheries and biotechnology, and marine assets. Aker's industrial holdings comprise ownership interests in Aker Solutions, Kvaerner, Aker BP, Aker BioMarine, Ocean Yield and Akastor. For more information about Philly Shipyard, please visit

About Vard Marine:

Vard Marine is a consulting naval architecture and marine engineering company with Canadian operations located in Vancouver and Ottawa, and American operations located in Houston, Texas. The company offers professional ship design, engineering, and shipbuilding technology services. More information on Vard Marine can be found at
03.07.2019 kl 22:07 875

Bra volum i dag.!
Om phly skulle få kontrakt med marad. Noen som tør og tippe kurs ved eventuell kontrakt på alle 5 skipene, er vel estimert ca 300 mill $ per skip.:)
03.07.2019 kl 23:14 850

Senators ask DOT Secretary to consider Philly Shipyard for MARAD shipbuilding project
U.S. Sens. Bob Casey (D-PA), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Tom Carper (D-DE) and Chris Coons (D-DE) recently asked the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to consider the Philly Shipyard for a national shipbuilding industrial base. 

© Office of Sen. Bob Casey
In the Consolidated Appropriation Act, Congress appropriated $300 million to the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) for construction of the first ship in a fleet of six National Security Multi-Mission Vessels. These ships will replace the training vessels currently used by state maritime academies and serve other national security functions.

The senators sent a letter to DOT Secretary Elaine Chao, outlining the importance of the ships program and highlighting the regional workforce.

“Since this is a critical project for our national shipbuilding industrial base, it is imperative that MARAD select the right yard for this important work, the senators wrote. “We firmly believe that Philly Shipyard is an ideal candidate to receive this contract.”

The senators highlighted the shipyard’s record of timely, on-budget deliveries. The yard has delivered 29 vessels since 2003, which is nearly half of all U.S. large commercial vessels built in that time. They also noted that $350 million has been invested in the shipyard’s physical infrastructure since 1997.

The letter also highlighted the shipyard’s partnership with the Philadelphia Metal Trades Council and the more than $300 million invested in workforce training programs since 1997. The senators noted that the Philly Shipyard has never experienced a strike or work stoppage.

“Awarding the construction of these National Security Multi-Mission Vessels to Philly Shipyard will ensure the continued vitality of this important shipbuilding asset and preserve a critical component of our defense industrial base,” the senators wrote.

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08.07.2019 kl 22:03 701

Kan umulig være langt unna kontrakt nå, kjør debatt hva tenker dere?
08.07.2019 kl 22:24 684

Vi er hvertfall en og en halv måned på vei etter at TOTE ble utnevnt som VCM for kontrakten til skoleskipene. Deadline er (forhåpentligvis) maks fire og en halv måned unna før vi for vite hvem som blir tildelt kontrakten. Ellers er det nå litt positivt at man kryper litt opp i kurs, og at top 20 aksjonærer økte (dog minimalt) forrige måned.
12.07.2019 kl 21:36 554

Kjøperne kom plutselig i dag , magefølelse sier at her skjer det noe innen kort tid nå.......