Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula was devastated by Hurricane Katrina 13 years ago, but with the help of a $68 million contract, one construction company is working to restore the east bank shipyard.
Ingalls’ east bank shipyard was swamped by Hurricane Katrina’s storm surge, leading to the relocation of all work to the larger shipyard on the west bank.
Huntington Ingalls Industries awarded the contract to Roy Anderson Corporation which is based in Gulfport.
The company will begin working in the next month and the project is expected to be completed next fall.
Some new additions include covered areas on the east bank to construct parts of ships and a restored pier to outfit ships.