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HII reactivates East Bank facility 15 years after Katrina

8th June 2020 - 15:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has moved the future Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Delbert D Black (DDG 119) to Pier Four at its Pascagoula shipyard, marking the reopening of its East Bank facility.     

The East Bank was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The newly restored 187-acre site now includes covered construction areas which seek to improve safety and optimise ship assembly.  The fully restored pier will be used to dock ships that have completed sea trials.

The Delbert D Black will remain on the East Bank until it leaves the facility later in 2020. Brian Cuccias, president of Ingalls Shipbuilding, said: ‘This restoration and modernisation project demonstrates our commitment to continuously enhancing our shipbuilding facilities to increase capability and ensure future growth.’

More than 100,000t of concrete rubble was cleared from the site which was then reused to construct a road base at the East Bank shipyard. 

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