Maximizing Shipbuilding Production by Modernizing Facilities & Processes

From JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 - Special Issue

By Katie Urbas, Planning Supervisor — Blast, Paint, General, and Temporary Services, General Dynamics NASSCO

General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard began to transform the way that it produced ships in 2008, a change that took more than three years to complete. After this transformation, NASSCO was able to produce five ships in 2010 compared to previous years of only two to three ships on average. One of the major facility changes that helped make this possible was the introduction of a blast and paint facility....


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Tagged categories: Abrasive blasting; Maintenance coating work; Maintenance programs; Marine; Marine Coatings; Paint application; Program/Project Management; Residential contractors; Shipyards; Surface preparation

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