NASSCO Starts Construction on Third ECO Tanker

General Dynamics NASSCO Starts Construction on Third American Petroleum ECO Tanker

Ceremony signals the start of construction for APT-3 ECO Tanker, the third of five tanker ships to be constructed locally at NASSCO for American Petroleum Tankers
General Dynamics NASSCO signaled the start of construction of a third “ECO” tanker to be built for American Petroleum Tankers at a steel cutting ceremony at NASSCO’s San Diego-based shipyard.
As part of a five-tanker contract, the new ECO tankers solidify a mutual commitment between General Dynamics NASSCO and American Petroleum Tankers to design, build and operate innovative and increased energy efficient and fuel-saving products. Each of the five 50,000 deadweight ton product carriers to be constructed by NASSCO will be LNG-conversion ready and will carry 330,000 barrels of cargo. With a specialized ECO design, the tankers are more energy efficient and incorporate environmental protection features, including a Ballast Water Treatment System.
“This is an exciting time in the U.S. maritime industry. These Jones Act product tankers demonstrate implementation of state-of-the-art design technologies that achieve world-leading fuel efficiencies and also represent new jobs in our shipyard,” said Parker Larson, director of commercial programs for NASSCO.
The five-tanker contract is instrumental in helping to sustain and grow NASSCO’s workforce of nearly 3,800. NASSCO began construction on the first tanker under the current contract in September 2014.
“We are very pleased to be commencing construction of our third ECO Class tanker at NASSCO. These world class vessels will be a welcome addition to the APT fleet as we continue to strive toward providing our customers with the highest level of service,” said Rob Kurz, president of American Petroleum Tankers.
The new construction and operation of the new vessels are aligned with the Jones Act, requiring ships carrying cargo between U.S. ports to be built, crewed and owned by the U.S.

Shipyard Workers Union meet with Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus

Boilermakers International Rep. and President of the Shipyard Union, Robert Godinez Sr. met with the Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus at the Pentagon in Washington D.C.

  The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the future of working men and woman at General Dynamics - NASSCO, shipyard in San Diego, CA. Robert Godinez said, "The outcome was wonderful, Mr. Mabus understands the importance of maintaining a skilled workforce that can deliver quality ships to the U.S. Navy."

  NASSCO's union shipyard has consistently demonstrated there ability to deliver ships on-time and within budget. The result of this meeting will allow working men and women the opportunity to stay employed for many years to come!

This is one of the many benefits a union can bring to its members!


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