Bollinger wins preliminary design contract for the United States
Bollinger Shipyards announced Wednesday that it has been awarded a contract from the US Naval Sea Systems Command to conduct a concept study and preliminary design for the US Navy’s Light Amphibious Warship (LAW).
The LAW program plans to procure a class of 28 to 30 new amphibious ships to support the Marine Corps, specifically in implementing a new Marine Corps operational concept called Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO). The Navy plans to obtain the first LAW in fiscal 2023.
“Bollinger Shipyards is honored and delighted to continue to participate in the LAW program,” said Ben Bordelon, President and CEO of Bollinger. “We are confident that we have the experience and expertise to develop a concept study and preliminary design for an advanced warship that meets the complex needs of a modern fleet.”
Bollinger is fully certified with the MSRA and ABR agreements with the US Navy and currently builds the Navy’s Towing, Rescue, and Rescue (T-ATS) vessels. In addition to the construction of the TAT-S, Bollinger signed a contract for the construction of a shipping barge and floating dry dock for the electric boat division of General Dynamics in support of the construction and maintenance of the new Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines. Bollinger is also participating in industrial studies for the US Navy’s Common Hull Auxiliary Multi-Mission Platform (CHAMP) program, the US Navy’s Auxiliary General Ocean Surveillance (T-AGOS (X)) and the Large Unmanned Surface. US Navy Vehicle (LUSV). program.