Vigor has begun work on the USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) that is expected to continue into early January 2022. The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer is docked at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) for its docking selected restricted availability (DSRA).
This is the second time Vigor and Hawaii Regional Maintenance Center (HRMC), responsible for surface ship maintenance at PHNSY & IMF, are partnering to complete a surface ship DSRA. Vigor’s first partnership with HRMC was the DSRA of USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), which was HRMC concluded in January, 14 days ahead of schedule despite the challenges posed by COVID-19.
“Vigor is grateful for another opportunity to partner with HRMC and serve the U.S. Navy at Pearl Harbor,” said Adam Beck, Vigor EVP, Ship Repair. “We are proud of the work to complete our first availability on the Wayne E. Meyer ahead of schedule, allowing an important Navy asset to return to service. Now our skilled workers are honored to be serving the Navy again on the William P. Lawrence. We look forward to a successful availability and the potential growth of our work in Hawaii in the future.”
With its expansion into Hawaii in 2020, Vigor is now providing the U.S. Navy with ship repair services in three states, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii.
USS Cape St. George (CG 71) recently arrived at Harbor Island in Seattle, alongside USS Chosin (CG 65), while work continues on USS McCampbell (DDG 85) at Swan Island in Portland, Ore.
William P. Lawrence’s availability will include routine maintenance, modernization and repair work to keep the ship operating at full technical capacity and mission capability for its entire service life.
The contract for the DSRA totals nearly $84 million, with options that could increase the value to more than $85 million. Eighty direct employees supported Vigor’s work on Wayne E. Meyer. A similar number of jobs are projected to be supporting Vigor’s efforts for William P. Lawrence.