$186-Million Contract To Convert Tanker Into Hospital Ship Awarded To National Steel
National Steel & Shipbuilding Co., of San Diego, Calif., has been awarded a U.S. Navy contract to convert a San Clemente-class tanker into a 1,000-bed hospital ship, according to the shipyard's parent company, Morrison- Knudsen Co. Inc. of Boise, Idaho.
The contract, amounting to $186 million, calls for 12 operating rooms in the converted vessel along with accommodations for about 1,600 medical support personnel.
The Navy made design contract awards on the hospital ship conversion project in July 1982. It subsequently received two proposals.
One was from NASSCO in conjunction with Worth Oil Transport Co., and Northwest Shipping Corp. based on converting tankers.
The other was from Prudential Lines, which offered to convert one or more of its LASH vessels.
The contract includes an option for conversion of a second vessel that the Navy can implement prior to December 31 if Congress authorizes the funding, according to W.H.
McMurren, president of Morrison-Knudsen, Inc.
Preliminary engineering on the first vessel has begun with production to start in October 1984. Completion is scheduled for the third quarter of 1986.
Production work on the second ship, if authorized, should begin in the second quarter of 1985 and completion of the conversion has been slated for the second quarter of 1987.
Other stories from August 1983 issue
- IThe First Annual International Inland Waterways Conference & Trade Show page: 6
- NASSCO Holds Christening For Second Ingram-Class Tanker page: 14
- Dravo Offers Free 66-Page Color Brochure Describing Towboat & Barge Designs page: 15
- Genstar Appoints West Executive Vice President page: 15
- SNAME Panel SP-8 Members Survey NASSCO's Productivity Gains page: 16
- Oerlikon Opens $7-Million U.S. Manufacturing And Laboratory Plant For Welding Consumables page: 17
- Moran Appoints Two Top Executives page: 18
- Moss Point Marine Delivers Nicor Clipper- Largest Offshore Tug/Supply Vessel Built In The U.S. page: 22
- Lehman N a m e d Manager M a r i n e A n d Industrial Sales At E l e c t r o - M o t i ve page: 23
- M i d l a n d A f f i l i a t e d O f f e rs Brochure O n Inland W a t e r w a y s Services page: 23
- DECK MACHINERY A REVIEW page: 24
- Swiftships Delivers Second 117-Foot Tug To Otto Candies page: 52
- First Guyed Tower Platform Installed In Gulf of Mexico page: 52
- $ 4 - M i l l i o n C o n t a i n e r s h i ps S e p a r a t o r C o n t r a ct A w a r d e d A l f a - L a v al page: 53
- AWO Higher User Taxes Would Be Bad Economics page: 55
- Halter Marine Building Diesel-Electric Sternwheeler For 1984 World's Fair page: 58
- Newport News Completes Annual Overhaul Of Cruise Liner Veendam In 12 Days page: 63
- FMC Delivers Third Hydraulic Dump Barge To Smith-Rice page: 63
- $186-Million Contract To Convert Tanker Into Hospital Ship Awarded To National Steel page: 68
- Halifax Industries Celebrates Inauguration Of Floating Dock —Brochure Offered On Facilities page: 68
- Bender Delivers First Five Of Twenty Shrimp Boats For Guyana page: 69
- George Fegert Honored For Work With Shipyard Conference page: 74
- MSC And Ocean Carriers Sign $250-Million T-5 Tanker Pact page: 74
- Tuna Clipper Saves 80,000 Gallons Of Fuel On One Trip—Literature Available page: 74