General Dynamics European Land Systems-Bridge Systems will develop a multifunctional, modular floating platform known as Pontoon Boat (PoBo). PoBo is a modularly configurable floating device, that can be used to assemble heavy-duty transport, working, diving and recovery platforms or bridges. The PoBo will be ergonomically friendly and will have a mobile virtual reality system to carry out fast and cost-effective training.
The South Korean government will designate five key shipbuilding centres on the country’s south coast as “industry crisis” zones eligible for economic support, according to the finance minister, Kim Dong-yeon. These areas are home to shipbuilding companies that have struggled with high unemployment in recent years.
The US MARAD announced the availability of $19.6 million in federal funding to support capital improvements and employee training at small US shipyards. The grants are provided under the Small Shipyard Grant Program, to help eligible shipyards modernize operations and increase efficiency.
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