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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 073-07
January 23, 2007

Navy Announces Intent to Negotiate Infrastructure Projects with Gulfcoast Shipyards

The Navy announced today that it has evaluated proposals and selected projects it intends to fund under Section 2203 of Public Law 109-234, commonly referred to as Katrina Supplemental IV.
 
Katrina Supplemental IV provided that, “not less than $140,000,000 of emergency hurricane relief Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy funds appropriated . . . shall be made available for infrastructure improvements at Gulf Coast shipyards that have existing Navy shipbuilding contracts and that were damaged by Hurricane Katrina in calendar year 2005.”
 
The Navy evaluated 18 proposals from seven offerors and intends to enter into negotiations with the following companies: Atlantic Marine in Mobile, Ala.; Austal USA in Mobile, Ala.; Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in Pascagoula, Miss., Gulfport, Miss., and New Orleans, La.; Seemanns Composites in Gulfport, Miss.; Swiftships in Morgan City, La.; and Textron Marine and Land Systems in New Orleans, La.     
 
            For more information contact the Navy News Desk at (703) 697-5342.

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