U.S. Army Awards Swiftships BEB Contract

For immediate release: Mar 5, 2010

On March 5, 2010, the U.S. Army awarded Swiftships Shipbuilders, LLC, Morgan City, La., a $2,469,799 firm-fixed price contract to provide two Bridge Erection Boats in support of U.S. Army solicitation W56HZV10C0120.

Said Swiftships President, Calvin Leleux, “We are confident that with the depth and breadth of Swiftships experience, we can deliver the best product possible. Upon completion and selection of our prototype vessel, Swiftships will stand to be awarded a major production contract to build over 400 boats for the United States Army.”

Swiftships was one of two companies awarded the contract. The two vessels will be prototypes and evaluated by the U.S. Army for a future solicitation. The work will be performed in Morgan City, LA. TACOM, and CCTA-ADCA, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV10C0120).

Swiftships Shipbuilders has been in operation for over 60 years and is part of the Apex Group family of companies. From their base of operations in Morgan City Louisiana, they have been supporting the American military with a comprehensive line of small and medium class vessels. Swiftships also services private and commercial entities as a leader in the maritime and manufacturing industry.