Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Vigor Awarded $8.9 Million Dry Dock Contract

By Mark Edward Nero

Portland-based Vigor Marine has been awarded an $8.93 million contract for 56-calendar-day shipyard availability for the overhaul and dry docking of the USNS Yukon, the US Dept. of Defense revealed Dec. 3.

The USNS Yukon is an underway replenishment oiler launched in February 1993 that supports other US Navy vessels. It has a listed length of 677 feet, a beam of 97 feet, five inches and a draft of 35 feet. The vessel is listed at 31,200 deadweight tons.

The vessel entered non-commissioned US Navy service in 1994 under the control of the Military Sealift Command and serves in the United States Pacific Fleet.

Work is expected to include: general services for ship, clean and gas free tanks void and cofferdams and spaces; port and starboard cargo tanks preservation; center cargo tank preservation; close survey inspection; main deck overhead preservation; main house preservation; main engine exhaust insulation replacement; lifeboat repair and maintenance; reefer container installation; and underwater hull preservation.

The contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to $9.78 million. Work will be performed in Portland, and is expected to be complete by March 2, 2016. If options are exercised, work could continue through March 12, according to the US Defense Dept.