Croatian shipyard wins U.S.Navy repair contract

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 — Brodogradiliste Viktor Lenac D.D., Rijeka, Croatia, is being awarded a $21,383,394 firm-fixed-price contract for a 179-day Extended Service Life Program, dry docking and ship repair of USS Mount Whitney.

Mount Whitney (LCC 20), homeported in Gaeta, Italy, is the U.S. 6th Fleet flagship and operates with a combined crew of U.S. Sailors and MSC civil service mariners. The civil service mariners perform navigation; deck engineering and supply service operations while military personnel aboard support communications, weapons systems and security.

The ship’s primary mission is to provide communication, command, and control support to U.S. Navy forces at sea.

The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to $29,674,806.

Work will be performed in Rijeka, Croatia, and is expected to be completed by July 2015.

Working capital contract funds, fiscal 2014 other procurement (Navy) and fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $21,383,394 are being obligated at the time of award, and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00033-14-C-7504).

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