Detyens Shipyard wins $13 million cable layer contract

zeus2NOVEMBER 26, 2012 — Detyens Shipyard Inc., North Charleston, S.C., is being awarded a $13,017,486 firm-fixed-price contract for a 120-calendar day regular overhaul and dry-docking of Military Sealift Command cable laying/repair ship the USNS Zeus.

The 513 ft ship's primary mission is to install and repair undersea cable systems.

This availability is primarily for alteration work on the main propulsion motors and forward and stern thrusters; tank preservation; freeboard preservation; various pump overhauls; sea valves; and cleaning and painting the underwater hull.

The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $16,437,469. Work will be performed in North Charleston, S.C., and is expected to be completed by March 30, 2013. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured as a 100 percent small business set-a-side with two offers received. The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N32205-13-C-5002).

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