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August 1, 2005

Navy announces ship scrapping contracts

The U.S. Navy announced a clutch of ship scrapping contracts last Friday (perhaps giving a commercial operators a taste of things to come as environmental regulations get tighter around the world?)

International Shipbreaking Ltd., Brownsville, Texas, is being awarded one of three estimated ceiling cost $25,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, fixed price award-fee contracts for the dismantling and recycling of inactive ships stricken from the Naval Vessel Register. The initial award is for environmental remediation, dismantling and metals recycling of ex-Sterret (CG 31). Each vessel will be bid individually and awarded under a delivery order to the successful bidder. Performance incentives are also included for superior environmental and safety performance. Work will be performed in Brownsville, Texas, and is expected to be completed by August 2009. The contract was competitively procured and advertised via the Internet, with nine offers received. Contract funds in the amount of $2,784,982 will expire by the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity. (N00024-05-D-4211)

Metro Machine Corp., Norfolk, Va., is being awarded one of three estimated ceiling cost $25,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, fixed price award-fee contracts for the dismantling and recycling of inactive ships stricken from the Naval Vessel Register. The initial award is for environmental remediation, dismantling and metals recycling of the ex-Barney (DDG 6). Each vessel will be bid individually and awarded under a delivery order to the successful bidder. Performance incentives are also included for superior environmental and safety performance. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Va., and is expected to be completed by August 2009. The contract was competitively procured and advertised via the Internet, with nine proposals received. Contract funds in the amount of $1,719,124, will expire by the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-05-D-4200).

ESCO Marine Inc., Brownsville, Texas, is being awarded one of three estimated ceiling cost $25,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, fixed price award-fee contracts for the dismantling and recycling of inactive ships stricken from the Naval Vessel Register. The initial award is for environmental remediation, dismantling and metals recycling of ex-Dahlgren (DDG 43). Each vessel will be bid individually and awarded under a delivery order to the successful bidder. Performance incentives are also included for superior environmental and safety performance. Work will be performed in Brownsville, Texas, and is expected to be completed by August 2009. The contract was competitively procured and advertised via the Internet, with nine offers received. Contract funds in the amount of $2,653,018 will expire by the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-05-D-4210).

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