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VT Halter Marine receives $746 million contract

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Published on May 28, 2019 -

VT Halter Marine receives $746 million contract

A shipbuilder is expanding on the Mississippi Gulf Coast after receiving a $746 million contract to make a heavy icebreaker for the U.S. Coast Guard.

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VT Halter Marine receives $746 million contract

- - the mississippi gulf coast afte- receiving a $746 million- contract to make a heavy- icebreaker for- the u.s. coast guard.

- vt halter marine will invest- $37.5 million at its pascagoula- shipyard and is expected to - create 900 jobs over the next - five years.

- mississippi development - authority is providing $12.5- million for a dry dock and $1.5- million for workforce - training.

- the navy announced in april tha- halter marine received- the contract to build the coast- guard's first new heavy - icebreaker since 1976.- it said most work will be done- by halter in pascagoula and - some in new orleans and - metairie, louisiana.- expansion in pascagoula will- begin late this year, and the - company expects to deliver the- icebreaker in 2024.

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