US Navy Awards $62 Million Ship Maintenance Deal to BAE Systems
In a recent press release, the US Navy announced that it has awarded BAE Systems two maintenance and repair contracts for two ships based in Jacksonville, FL. These contracts have a combined base value of $61.7 million, which can be increased to $68.6 million if additional options are used.
Each contract will provide services and maintenance to two different ships: the USS Farragut and the USS Fort McHenry.
$32.5 Million for USS Farragut
BAE Systems received a contract for $32.5 million from the Navy to work on the 509.5-foot-long USS Farragut (DDG 99) Arleigh Burke-class destroyer on May 10.
The contract states that the company will drydock the ship and perform repairs on the tank, ventilation, auxiliary systems, and propulsion systems. The contract will also allow BAE Systems to preserve crew habitability systems and spaces. If needed, more work can be added. This will raise the value of the contract to $33.7 million.
Work for this contract will start this summer and is slated to be completed by January 2017.
$29.2 Million for USS Fort McHenry
Just days after the contract above was awarded, BAE Systems received another for $29.2 million to work on the USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship. This is a 610-foot-long amphibious warfare ship located at the Mayport Naval Station.
Starting in July, they’ll provide phased maintenance availability and perform modernized work. They’ll service the ship’s machinery, electronic, and electrical systems. On top of that, BAE Systems is contracted to maintain work on the hull and provide piping alterations and repairs. Extra work is also available. If used, the contract value will jump to $34.9 million.
For this contract, BAE Systems is expected to complete the work by May 2017.
Other Navy Contracts with BAE Systems
While these contracts are fairly recent, this isn’t the first time BAE Systems has worked with the US Navy. In the past, the company was offered multimillion dollar maintenance contracts to work on the USS Iwo Jima, the USS Forrest Sherman, and the USS Hopper.
BAE Systems was also awarded a $29 million maintenance contract ($31.8 million with additional options) for the USS Gettysburg this past May. This states that the company will perform repair, maintenance, and modernization work on the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser from June to December 2016.
On top of that, the Navy awarded a contract to provide additional missile canisters for the Mk41 Vertical Launching System.
About BAE Systems
BAE Systems specializes in ship repair, maintenance, conversion, modernization, and overhaul for the US Navy. They also offer services for other government agencies and select commercial businesses. In addition to their full-service shipyards in Jacksonville, FL, the company has locations in Alabama, Hawaii, Virginia, and California.
BAE Systems isn’t the only company that has had the opportunity to work with the US Navy. CPV Manufacturing has also had the honor of providing US Naval ships with high-quality valves and fittings.
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