rss icon Subscribe
desktop mobile

Birdon Wins US Contracts Worth $390Mln

Image: Birdon Pty Ltd

Laxman Pai

Australian-based Birdon Group, headquartered in Port Macquarie, has announced that its US subsidiary has been awarded two new contracts worth up to US$390m (AU$575m).

In one contract, valued at up to USD 191m, Birdon America has been appointed to carry out an upgrade of the US Coast Guard (USCG) fleet of 47-foot Motor Lifeboat (MLB) vessels.

In the second contract, worth up to USD 199m, Birdon America has secured a five-year extension to its existing contract to supply Bridge Erection Boats (BEBs) to the US Army. Birdon won the fiercely-contested tender to supply the BEBs in 2014, beating a field of established global defence suppliers.

When combined with Australian contracts secured in the past three months, the US deals have seen Birdon's confirmed business pipeline surge over $700m and position it as a rapidly emerging force in Australia's maritime and engineering contracting sectors.

Birdon CEO, Jamie Bruce, said: "The contract award is testament to Birdon's world-class maritime and military capability and our ability to adapt to complex customer requirements.

"The Coast Guard is an important part of the US national security strategy, responsible for patrolling vast areas of the country's coastline. The next generation of USCG vessels have very specific operational requirements, which have to be incorporated into the SLEP. By demonstrating beyond doubt that we could deliver on these requirements, Birdon presented as a compelling and low-risk option in the Coast Guard's assessment of tenders," he said.

Aug 15, 2019

 

Coast Guard

Search Called Off for Two Missing After Ship Collision

The stern of Pappy's Pride appears above the waterline beside the vessel's inflatable life raft after a collision with chemical tanker Bow Fortune in Galveston, Texas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Galveston)

Responders have called off a search for two fisherman missing following a fatal ship collision

Three Rescued from Burning Fishing Vessel

A 36-foot fishing vessel ablaze near Dauphin Island, Ala. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Three people were rescued from the water after their fishing vessel caught fire near Dauphin Island

One Dead, Two Missing in Galveston Ship Collision

The stern of Pappy's Pride appears above the waterline beside the vessel's inflatable life raft after a collision in Galveston, Texas. Coast Guard crews continue to search for two of the four crew members aboard after a collision between the fishing vessel and chemical tanker Bow Fortune. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Galveston)

The US Coast Guard and local authorities on Wednesday continue to search for two fishermen missing

Contract

Diana Shipping Fixes Astarte with Aquavita

Image: Diana Shipping Inc

Diana Shipping through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter

Iridium Now Authorized for GMDSS Service

Photo: Iridium

Iridium Communication signed on to provide Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)

Safe Bulkers Signs Pact with Alfa Laval

Image: Safe Bulkers

The international provider of marine drybulk transportation services Safe Bulkers has entered into

Maritime Apps