(LOCKPORT, La.) — Bollinger Shipyards announced Wednesday that it was awarded a contract by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to conduct a concept study and the preliminary design of the Navy’s light amphibious warship (LAW).
“Bollinger Shipyards is honored and excited to continue participating in the LAW program,” said Bollinger President and C.E.O. Ben Bordelon. “We’re confident that we have the experience and expertise necessary to develop a concept study and preliminary design for an advanced warship that meets the complex needs of a modern fleet.”
The LAW program envisions procuring a class of 28 to 30 new amphibious ships to support the Marine Corps, particularly in implementing a new Marine Corps operational concept called Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO). The Navy envisions the first LAW being procured in fiscal year 2023.
Bollinger is fully certified with MSRA and ABR agreements with the U.S. Navy, and is currently building the Navy’s towing, salvage and rescue ships (T-ATS). In addition to construction of the T-ATS, Bollinger is under contract to construct an ocean transport barge and floating dry dock for General Dynamics’ Electric Boat Division in support of the construction and maintenance of the nation’s new Columbia class of ballistic-missile submarines.
Bollinger is also participating in industry studies for the Navy’s common hull auxiliary multi-mission platform (CHAMP) program, the Navy’s auxiliary general ocean surveillance (T-AGOS(X)) program and the Navy’s large unmanned surface vehicle (LUSV) program.
– Bollinger Shipyards