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Marine Log

April 16, 2008

BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair gets $33.7 million Navy award

BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $33,765,946 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-05-C-4403) to exercise an option for the USS Wasp (LHD-1) FY08 drydocking phased maintenance availability. There are 80 plus work items that are repair/replace/preserve/install/clean in nature. The following ship alterations will be accomplished: LHD1-6 SCD 3263--fuel oil compensation stability improvement modifications (requires drydock), LHD1-0248K--install additional A/C plant, LHD1-0270K--install nitrogen generator, LHD1-0274K--accomplish MV-22 service and shop modifications, LHD1-0283K --accomplish MV-22 topside modifications, and S/A 71265K--low light flight deck surveillance system. Work will be performed in Portsmouth, Va., and work is expected to be completed by Nov. 2008. Contract funds in the amount of $33,765,946 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity.

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