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Ingalls awards $68M contract to rebuild Mississippi shipyard

A construction company says it has won a $68 million contract to help rebuild part of a Pascagoula shipyard that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Posted: Aug 31, 2018 11:08 AM

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A construction company says it has won a $68 million contract to help rebuild part of a Pascagoula shipyard that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Los Angeles-based Tutor Perini Corp. says Huntington Ingalls Industries has awarded the contract to Roy Anderson Corp., a Gulfport based subsidiary.

The company says work is supposed to begin in the next 30 days and be completed next fall.

The yard on the east bank of the Pascagoula River was swamped by Hurricane Katrina's storm surge, leading to the relocation of all work to Ingalls' larger yard on the river's west bank.

Virginia-based Huntington Ingalls Industries says Ingalls Shipbuilding will build covered areas on the east bank to construct parts of ships, and restore a pier to outfit ships.

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