By Mark Edward Nero
The US Navy has awarded Portland, Oregon-based Vigor Marine a $9.3 million contract for a 71-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and dry docking of USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187).
The Navy’s Military Sealift Command in Norfolk, Virginia is the contracting activity.
Work is to include general services, clean and gas free tanks, ballast tank blast and paint, cargo tank blast and paint, cargo and ballast tank close up survey, expansion joint structural steel replacement and port and starboard main engine 72,000-hour overhaul.
Also included: starboard main engine coupling and shaft brake replacement, dry docking, underwater hull blast and paint, propeller maintenance, 15-year tailshaft inspection and repair underway replenishment quad cargo gear survey blocks and sheaves.
The contract was procured with proposals solicited via the Federal Business Opportunities website; Vigor Marine’s offer was the only one received.
Funds in the amount of $9,319,391 were being obligated at the time of award, and the contract also includes options, which, if exercised, could increase the total contract value to $9.6 million.
The work is to be performed in Portland, and is expected to be completed by Dec. 19, 2016.