Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) in the US has received a $99m contract to operate and manage the Shipbuilding Technology Center of Excellence (STCOE).

At the centre, ATI will develop shipbuilding-related manufacturing technologies to implement in US shipyards.

The STCOE will also work with the US Navy’s acquisition community and the shipbuilding industry to identify manufacturing technology issues that have a negative impact on shipyard efficiency, defenseindustrydaily.com reports.