Eastern Shipbuilding is expanding services with a new facility

 BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) – Eastern Shipbuilding Group is preparing for the future. They are completing a $10 million infrastructure project at their Nelson Street facility to build more vessels for government entities. The bulkhead extension project will add about a thousand feet of deep water space, they’ll be able to launch ships that are […] [[{“value”:”

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) – Eastern Shipbuilding Group is preparing for the future.

They are completing a $10 million infrastructure project at their Nelson Street facility to build more vessels for government entities.

The bulkhead extension project will add about a thousand feet of deep water space, they’ll be able to launch ships that are over 500 feet in length and will be storm-resistant.

Eastern officials said this project is a strategic move.

Around 2011-2012 they decided to enter the government shipbuilding market, these facility upgrades will make Eastern a top option for entities like the Navy as the demand for more ships continues to rise.

“They’re calling upon the large tier-one shipyards to go faster and expand, and they can only go so fast,” Eastern Shipbuilding Group Chairman and CEO Joey D’Isernia said. “This is where Eastern comes in with these types of facility upgrades and investments in capacity. You combine those with the investments we’ve made in our government, shipbuilding processes, and the expertise that we’ve brought in, and we’ve become what I’ll call move-in ready.”

The project should be complete by the middle of next year.

Eastern Shipbuilding received a matching economic development grant for this new facility.

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