Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Vigor Lands Vessel Overhaul Contract

By Mark Edward Nero

Portland-based Vigor Marine has been awarded an $8.73 million contract for a 55-day overhaul and drydocking availability of the USNS Guadalupe, a fleet replenishment oiler for the US Navy’s Military Sealift Command.

Planned work on the vessel includes: port main engine overhaul; docking, undocking, and underwater hull cleaning and painting; and cargo tank preservation. The agreement also includes options that, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to $9.17 million.

The USNS Guadalupe is a 677-foot-long underway replenishment oiler that was launched in October 1991. Its primary mission is providing fuel to Navy ships at sea and jet fuel to aircraft assigned to aircraft carriers.

All work is expected to be performed in Portland, with an August 1 deadline for completion. Fiscal year 2015 Navy operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $9,177,702 are obligated at the time of award.

This isn’t the first time Vigor has been awarded a contract to work on the vessel. In March 2014, the company secured a $6.87 million contract for two months of maintenance work on the then-23-year-old Navy ship.