Fincantieri Marine Group is the U.S. subsidiary of Italian enterprise Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilders, employing 20,000 shipbuilding professionals in 21 shipyards on four different continents. Fincantieri has a rich history dating back more than 200 years and a track record of building more than 7,000 ships.
Fincantieri Marine Group is comprised of three
Great Lakes Shipyards: Marinette Marine Corporation, builder
of the Freedom Class Littoral Combat Ship for the United States
Navy; Bay Shipbuilding Company, specialists in construction,
repair and conversion of USCG and commercial vessels, including
ATBs and OSVs; and ACE Marine, an aluminum construction facility
and builder of the Response Boat-Medium for the USCG, as well
as specializing in the design and construction high speed coastal
intercept and patrol vessels.
Fincantieri employs more than 1,000 engineers
worldwide, including over 100 in the United States. The company
has a wide portfolio of proven ship designs, including those
of VARD Shipbuilding, a recent Fincantieri acquisition, specializing
in the offshore supply and support market. Fincantieri has recently
completed a $100 million capital expansion program for its U.S.
shipyards including additional computer-aided ship manufacturing
equipment, new climate controlled facilities and a new floating
drydock designed to meet U.S. Navy Certification requirements.
These improvements have transformed FMG into a shipbuilding powerhouse,
uniquely positioned to provide cost-effective solutions to new
construction, repair and conversion challenges for both government
and commercial markets.