Press Releases


Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Breaks Ground on New Facility

STURGEON BAY, Wis. – Great Lakes shipbuilding and repair giant, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, broke ground on a new 19,000 sq. ft. machine shop at their Sturgeon Bay location today. Inside the future 300-ft. long building, shipbuilders will have access to two overhead cranes capable of lifting 5 and 30 tons, respectively. At the other end […]

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Fincantieri Marinette Marine Starts Frigate Construction

MARINETTE, WIS. – August 31, 2022 – Fincantieri Marinette Marine officially started construction on the U.S. Navy’s first Constellation-class guided missile frigate today in Northeast Wisconsin. The future USS Constellation moved into the next stage of development as shipbuilders began cutting steel for the ship with members of the Navy, representatives of elected officials and […]

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Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Delivers First Great Lakes-built Bulk Carrier in Three Decades

STURGEON BAY, WIS – Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding delivered the 639-ft. bulk carrier, M/V Mark W. Barker, to its owner, Interlake Maritime Services, July 22, 2022. The vessel is significant for several reasons, but most noteworthy is it’s the first of its kind to have been built by a Great Lakes shipyard in more than 35 […]

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Fincantieri Marine Group Appoints New CEO

Galbiati New CEO, Deste Remains Company President WASHINGTON D.C. – July 7, 2022 – Fincantieri Marine Group and its board of directors announced today that its current general manager, Marco Galbiati, has been named as the new CEO effective July 6, while former CEO Dario Deste remains the company’s president. Galbiati was FMG’s general manager, […]

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Fincantieri Marinette Marine Awarded Contract for Third Frigate

WASHINGTON D.C. – June 16, 2022 – The U.S. Navy announced today that Fincantieri Marinette Marine is on contract to build a third Constellation-class Frigate, the future USS Chesapeake. This announcement follows last month’s successful critical design review of the first-in-class FFG-62, which is nearing the start of construction. The value of this contract option […]

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Fincantieri Offers New Apprenticeship Program in Wisconsin Shipyards

GREEN BAY -- Fincantieri Marine Group began accepting applications for a new paid Industrial Shipbuilding Apprenticeship program this week. This program, which was approved by Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, is designed to increase the quality and quantity of skilled technicians trained and equipped to succeed in the maritime sector of the manufacturing industry. Fincantieri […]

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Secretary of the Navy visits Fincantieri Marinette Marine

MARINETTE, WISCONSIN - Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro met with shipbuilders and toured the recently revamped shipyard, where Fincantieri Marinette Marine builds ships for the U.S. Navy. At the sprawling Marinette shipyard, workers are finishing serial production of the Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ships and are about to begin construction of the Navy’s newest […]

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Fincantieri Marinette Marine Dedicates New Construction Facility

MARINETTE, WISCONSIN – Leaders from Fincantieri Marinette Marine, the U.S. Navy, and Wisconsin-based Miron Construction dedicated a new facility at the Marinette shipyard with a small ceremony Mar. 8, 2022. Employees and guests gathered to open the newest building at the Marinette shipyard, Building 35, where giant plates of raw steel begin the journey to […]

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Fincantieri Shipyards First in Wisconsin to Join ‘Green Marine’

WASHINGTON D.C. – Fincantieri Marine Group is the newest participant in Green Marine – the largest voluntary environmental certification program for North America’s maritime industry. World-class shipbuilder Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) and state-of-the-art aluminum construction facility, Fincantieri ACE Marine, are the first two shipyards in Wisconsin to join the environmental program and thereby assess their […]

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Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Begins Construction of Largest U.S.-built LNG Barge

STURGEON BAY, Wisc. – Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding started construction on the largest LNG (liquefied natural gas) bunkering barge ever built in the United States. Bay Shipbuilding is expected to complete construction on the barge in late 2023 under contract with Crowley, the largest independent operator of tank vessels in the U.S. Crowley will operate the […]

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