American Petroleum Tankers awarded $26.4 million MSC contract

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Jones Act tanker M/T Empire State (foreground) preparing to conduct a consolidated loading with the underway replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO-202). [U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Patrick W. Menah Jr.]

Kinder Morgan subsidiary American Petroleum Tankers LLC, Blue Bell, Pa. has been awarded a $26,462,500 Military Sealift Command contract with reimbursable elements for the U.S. flagged, West Coast, Jones Act tanker vessel M/T Empire State.

The contract includes one 12-month firm period, three one-year options and one 11-month option period, which if exercised will bring its cumulative value to $190,364,159. Work will be performed worldwide, and is expected to be completed by July 2025.

Transportation Working Capital Funds in the amount of $26,462,500 are obligated for fiscal 2020 and fiscal 2021, and will expire at the end of the fiscal 2021. The contract was competitively procured with proposals solicited via the Federal Business Opportunities website, and two offers were received. The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

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