Navy exercises tenth JHSV construction option

JHSV MSC PICDECEMBER 20, 2012 — Austal USA, Mobile, Ala., is being awarded a $166,881,824 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-08-C-2217) to exercise the construction option for Joint High Speed Vessel 10.  

This is the shipbuilder's last construction option under this contract. Originally, the JHSV series was planned to be a 21-vessel program, but thus far just ten have been ordered and, in the meantime, the Navy has acquired the two Austal-built former Hawaii Superferries, with broadly the same capabilities.

Work under the just-exercised option will be performed in Mobile, Ala. (48 percent), Pittsfield, Mass. (9 percent), Franklin, Mass. (3 percent), Philadelphia, Pa. (3 percent), Henderson, Western Australia. (3 percent), Atlanta, Ga. (2 percent), Chicago, Ill. (2 percent), Gulfport, Miss. (2 percent), Slidell, La. (1 percent), Iron Mountain, Mich. (1 percent), Houston, Texas (1 percent), Dallas, Texas (1 percent), Chesapeake, Va. (1 percent), Milwaukee, Wis. (1 percent), Brookfield, Wis. (1 percent), and various sites inside and outside the United States each below one percent (21 percent), and is expected to be completed by June 2017. Contract funds in the amount of $166,881,824 will be obligated at time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

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