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Austal USA Wins Another Steel Contract with the US Navy

Written by Laura Miller

Austal USA has won another contract with the US Navy. This latest design and construction contract is valued at $128 million.

Austal will build a medium auxiliary floating dry dock for the US Navy at its shipbuilding facility in Mobile, Ala. The dry dock will have an overall length of 694 feet, an overall pontoon breadth of 157 feet, and a height of 65 feet from baseline to wing deck.

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Austal opened its new steel manufacturing line in Mobile in April this year.

The company’s first steel contract with the US Navy – a $145 million contract for two towing, salvage, and rescue ships – was awarded last year. SSAB Americas, whose 1.25-million-tons-per-year plate manufacturing facility is located in nearby Axis, Ala., was previously announced as the supplier of the steel for the shipbuilding project.

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