U.S. Navy awards BAE Systems $62 million to maintain two ships
Both awards come within days of one another and have a combined value of $61.7 million and a cumulative value of $68.6 million if all options are exercised.
On May 10, BAE Systems received a $32.5 million contract from the Navy for the docking selected restricted availability of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99).
The company will drydock the 509.5-foot-long destroyer this summer and will perform structural and tank repairs, propulsion system repairs, ventilation, and auxiliary systems repairs, as well as preservation of crew habitability systems and spaces.
This contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $33.7 million. The work is expected to be completed by January 2017.
On May 18, BAE Systems received at $29.2 million contract from the Navy for the phased maintenance availability of the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43). The company will perform maintenance and modernization work aboard the 610-foot-long amphibious warfare ship at the Mayport Naval Station, starting in July.
Work aboard the Fort McHenry includes hull, machinery, electrical, electronics, and piping alterations and repairs. The contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $34.9 million. The work is expected to be completed by May 2017.
BAE Systems' shipyards in Jacksonville are full-service ship repair operations. In addition to naval maintenance and modernization work, the company’s Heckscher Drive shipyard team is under contract to provide repair services to several private yacht and workboat owners, while also nearing completion of a 141-foot-long articulated tug barge under construction at the yard. ■