Hines Bending is proud to work with Eastern ShipBuilding Group and the United States Coast Guard for the Offshore Patrol Cutter Vessel initiative. Eastern Shipbuilding Group was awarded Long Lead Time Material (LLTM) contract for the first Offshore Patrol Cutter USCGC Argus (WMSM 915) on September 7, 2017 with the United States Coast Guard. For this project we supplied Eastern Shipbuilding with a Hines 200CNC-BendPro Control Machine as well as a Hines 800CNC-BendPro Control Machine to bend 1” pipe up to 6” pipe.
The Coast Guard celebrated the opening of the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) Project Resident Office (PRO) at Eastern Shipbuilding Group Inc., in Panama City, Florida, May 3, 2017. On the platform for the ribbon-cutting are, from left: Capt. Thomas Remmers, OPC PRO commanding officer; Capt. Scott Keister, OPC program manager; Rear Adm. Michael Haycock, Coast Guard assistant commandant for acquisition and chief acquisition officer; Brian D’Isernia, Eastern Shipbuilding Group Inc., founder and president; and Cmdr. Theodore Erdman, OPC PRO executive officer. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Barney.
Eastern ShipBuilding Groups President Mr. Joey D’Isernia noted the following:
“The award of the Long Lead Time Material contract for the first OPC is a major milestone for ESG and the USCG. The fact that it was achieved on schedule and within budget underscores that this program is healthy and remains on track. Our team is excited about achieving this milestone and is eager to start production of USCGC ARGUS next summer following award of the construction contract.”
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