Washington DC: Fincantieri Marinette Marine was honored for its exemplary safety record by the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), at a ceremony during its annual meeting in Washington D.C. May 16, 2019.
The Shipbuilders Council of America, the national association for the shipyard industry, presented Fincantieri Marinette Marine’s president and CEO Jan Allman with the 2018 SCA Excellence in Safety Award, as well as the SCA’s Improvement in Safety Award. Nineteen other member shipyards received additional awards in various categories this year.
Fincantieri Marinette Marine is part of the Fincantieri Marine Group, which oversees three interconnected Wisconsin shipyards in the Great Lakes, which is considered a shipbuilding and sustainment center of excellence in the Midwest.
“Safety is one of our key values,” said Allman. “Safety is important in every aspect of what we do, and we continue to improve on an already exemplary safety record. These awards are something each member of our team should be proud of.”
Along with an impressive safety record, Fincantieri Marinette Marine’s performance on government contracts is equally compelling. Its portfolio includes the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship, the improved Navy Lighterage System, mine countermeasure vessels and ocean tugs, as well as U.S. Coast Guard icebreakers, buoy tenders and response vessels. Because of its record of delivering ahead of schedule and within contracted costs, FMM has a long-standing relationship with the Navy and Coast Guard.
President of the SCA, Matthew Paxton offered that companies like Fincantieri Marinette Marine are “leaders in their commitment to protecting the health and safety of their workers. The men and women of our industry are devoted to building, repairing, designing, and maintaining top notch military and commercial vessels to ensure a robust domestic shipyard industrial base and the legacy of superior shipbuilding.”
The awards were presented during the SCA annual meeting in Washington D.C. during which nearly 100 participants gathered to discuss the U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry and to raise awareness among elected official about the industry’s critical role in national and economic security.
Fincantieri is one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups and number one by diversification and innovation. It is leader in cruise ship design and construction and a reference player in all high-tech shipbuilding industry’s sectors, from naval to offshore vessels, from high-complexity special vessels and ferries to mega-yachts, ship repairs and conversions, systems and components production and after-sales services.
Headquartered in Trieste Italy, the Group has built more than 7,000 vessels in over 230 years of maritime history. With around 19,000 employees, of whom more than 7,800 are in Italy, and 20 shipyards on four continents, today Fincantieri is the leading Western shipbuilder. It has among its clients the major cruise operators, the Italian and the U.S. Navy, in addition to several foreign navies, and it is partner of some of the main European defense companies within supranational programs. www.fincantieri.com
Fincantieri operates in the United States through its subsidiary Fincantieri Marine Group (FMG). This company, which serves government customers, including the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, has three shipyards (Fincantieri Marinette Marine, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and Fincantieri ACE Marine) all located in the Great Lakes Region: www.fincantierimarinegroup.com
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