US Navy Awards $391M Contract to Prepare for CVN Refit
Pentagon Contract Announcement: HII Awarded $383 Million Contract for Continued Planning Work for Refueling Complex Overhaul of USS Abraham Lincoln
Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division has received a $391,797,124 million cost-plus-fixed-fee, level-of-effort contract option to continue planning work for the refueling complex overhaul (RCOH) of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). If all contract options are exercised, the full value of the contract could reach $678 million.
The contract option is for work performed from Feb. 27, 2012, until Feb. 18, 2013, and includes planning, design, documentation, engineering, material procurement, pre-fabrication and shipboard inspections.
This effort will continue to provide for advanced planning, ship checks, design, documentation, engineering, procurement, fabrication and preliminary shipyard or support facility work to prepare for and make ready for the refueling, overhaul, modernization, and routine work.
"RCOH work represents 35 percent of all maintenance and modernization that is performed on Nimitz-class aircraft carriers during their 50-year service life," said Ken Mahler, NNS' vice president of Navy Programs. "The complexity of this effort requires significant planning and preparation so that we achieve our commitment to successfully re-deliver these ships to our Navy customer in a timely and cost-effective manner."
Christened in 1988 and delivered to the U.S. Navy in 1989, USS Abraham Lincoln is the fifth Nimitz-class carrier built by Newport News Shipbuilding. It will also be the fifth ship of the class to undergo this major life-cycle milestone. More than 1,000 employees will support the planning effort.
Work will be performed in Newport News, Va., and is expected to be completed by February 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
About Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII):
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. Employing nearly 38,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, its primary business divisions are Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding.
Source: Newport News, Va., 24 February 2012 - U.S Department of Defense & Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. News
Photo: USS Abraham Lincoln (cvn 72) (Photo by clker.com)