Schoellhorn-Albrecht wins subcontract for Eastern Shipbuilding Group’s U.S. Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPC).
St. Louis, MO February 27, 2018 - Schoellhorn-Albrecht has been awarded a subcontract from Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) for the design and manufacture of a wide variety of equipment for the U.S. Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPC).
Schoellhorn-Albrecht was selected for the Deck Machinery, Deck Fittings, Accommodation Ladder System and Structural Castings including the Shaft Strut and Stern Tube.
The Offshore Patrol Cutter is the U.S. Coast Guard’s largest shipbuilding program. The U.S. Coast Guard’s current contract calls for ESG to build 11 OPC’s to replace the medium endurance cutters. The OPC provides a capability bridge between the national security cutter which patrols the open ocean and the fast response cutter which patrols closer to shore.
“Schoellhorn-Albrecht is very proud to be selected as a major supplier to Eastern Shipbuilding Group” says Brian Pavlisin, President. “This contract represents a culmination of years of development our team has put into this project on every major Schoellhorn-Albrecht product. We look forward to delivering and integrating our products into this new OPC and working with the fantastic team at Eastern Shipbuilding Group,” Pavlisin says.
The new Offshore Patrol Cutters will be built at ESG’s shipbuilding facility in Panama City, Florida. Construction is set to begin in 2018 with delivery of the first vessel scheduled for 2021.