Thursday, July 24, 2014

DoD Awards Contracts to BAE, Pacific Ship Repair

By Mark Edward Nero

The US Department of Defense said July 15 that it has awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a $15.1 million cost-plus-award-fee contract for the USS New Orleans (LPD 18). The contract includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations and modifications to update and improve the ship’s military and technical capabilities.

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

The USS New Orleans, an amphibious transport dock, was built from 2002-2004 by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems and was commissioned in 2007.

It is homeported at Naval Base San Diego.

The DOD also says that San Diego-based Pacific Ship Repair and Fabrication has been awarded a $9 million contract for the repair and modernization of the USS Shoup, (DDG 86).

Work performed, according to the DoD, may include ship alterations, blasting, painting, and surface preparation for complete or touch preservation of the underwater hull, freeboard, struts, rudders, running gear, ground tackle and sea chest, as well as various interior tanks.

The DOD says that the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Center Facility’s Northwest Regional Maintenance Center in Bremerton, Washington, is the contracting agency and that the repair and modernization work, which will be performed at Pacific Ship Repair’s Everett, Washington location, is expected to be complete by the end of 2014.

The USS Shoup, which was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding from 1998-2000, was commissioned in 2002 and is homeported at Naval Station Everett in Everett, Washington.