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Detyens Shipyards wins $8 million TAO drydocking contract

Written by Nick Blenkey

USNS GuadalupeJULY 15, 2012 — Detyens Shipyards Inc., North Charleston, S.C., is being awarded an $8,000,701 firm-fixed-price contract for a 55-calendar day regular overhaul and drydocking of Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200). This shipyard availability is primarily for ship maintenance and overhaul.

Some of the major work items include the blasting and painting of the port and starboard cargo tanks; freeboard preservation; condensate collection tank renewal; firefighting annual inspection; underwater hull preservation; tail shaft removal; and the overhaul of the main engine clutch coupling and controllable pitch propeller system.

The contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $8,972,891. Work will be performed in North Charleston, S.C., and is expected to be completed by October 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured using a 100 percent small business set-a-side with two offers received. The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command is the contracting authority (N40442-12-C-1015).

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