Friday, June 27, 2014

BAE Systems Awarded $14 Million for Ferry Maintenance

By Mark Edward Nero

The San Diego branch of BAE Systems Ship Repair, has been awarded a $14 million modification to a previously awarded contract for USS Harpers Ferry fiscal year 2014 “phased maintenance availability.”

The 11.6-ton, 610-foot long USS Harpers Ferry was built by Avondale Shipyard, which is now part of the Northrup Grumman Corp. The vessel was commissioned in 1995 and has been homeported in San Diego since 2011.

According to the US Dept. of Defense, the "phased maintenance availability" includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations and modifications that will “update and improve the ship’s military and technical capabilities.”

The Southwest Regional Maintenance Center in San Diego is the contracting agency. The work, which will be performed in San Diego, is expected to be completed by November 2014.

Fiscal year 2014 operations and maintenance other procurement funding in the amount of $14,772,006 have been obligated for the contract, according to the DoD.