Detyens wins two Military Sealift Command contracts

OCTOBER 16, 2016 — Detyens Shipyards Inc., North Charleston, SC, has won two Military Sealift Command contracts worth a total of more than $12.8 million.

Detyens is being awarded a $9,252,917 firm-fixed-price contract for a 90-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and dry docking of USNS Zeus (T-ARC 7) and a $7,561,403 firm-fixed-price contract for a 45-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and dry docking of USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1).

Work on the Zeus, the Navy's only cable repair ship, will include underwater hull preservation, anchor and anchor chain inspections, rudder and bilge keel examination, sea valves, cathodic protection system inspection, propeller polishing and examination, transducer dome cleaning and inspection, port shaft rope guard repair, sea chest and strainer plates, vertical roller replace hull fairing, navigation global positioning system upgrade, hipap pole maintenance, close circuit television system modifications, installation of the sub-bottom frame and topside elevator, stern tube cooling mods, No. 3 main diesel generator 30,000 hour overhaul, No. 4 main diesel generator 60,000-hour overhaul, main diesel generator #2 - #5 replace silencer expansion joints, marine cable terminal replacement after bulkhead mission control, bow trolley power cable replacement, ship voyage data recorder, global maritime distress and safety system annual inspection, install new ship control console, electronic chart display and information system installation, dynamic positioning system console install, gyro replacement, cable deck scuttles replacement, fan room preservation, clean and preserve forward and after drive out haul back console deck areas, relocate connex box and foundation, remove foundation for emergency generator, tank rafting inspection, ultrasonic thickness gauging, bow and stern shell fairing, halon and CO2 extinguishing system annual inspection, oily water separator preheater modifications, gauge calibration services, repair mooring capstan, bow thruster #1 oil leak repair, cable deck drain replacement, steering gear ram leak, riser piping replacement, marine sanitation device tank piping replacement, low pressure air and start air receivers open/inspect, heavy overboarding system repairs, several habitability and furnishings replacements and inspections, and install new heavy overboarding system hydraulic pumps.

The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to $9,389,926. Work is expected to be completed by March 1, 2017.

Work on the USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1 — formerly JHSV 1) will include clean and gas-free tanks, voids, cofferdams and spaces; clean heat exchangers; clean ship service switchboards and load center; perform annual stern ramp maintenance; lower forepeak inspection and repairs; self contained breathing apparatus certification; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system annual maintenance; docking and undocking; perform annual stern ramp maintenance; marine evacuation system annual certification; and water jet hydraulics maintenance.

The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to $8,334,070.

Work is expected to be completed by Dec. 8, 2016.

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