Detyens Shipyards awarded $8.1 million MSC drydocking contract

Written by Nick Blenkey

detyens shipyards aerialDetyens Shipyards, Inc., North Charleston, S.C., is being awarded an $8,108,084 firm-fixed-price contract for a 55 calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and drydocking of Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189).

Work will include cleaning and repairing anchor chains; performing port main engine 12,000 hour maintenance; performing propeller maintenance; cleaning switchboard controllers; replacing the air conditioning chillers; and cleaning and painting the underwater hull.

Lenthall’s primary mission is to provide fuel to Navy ships at sea, enabling them to remain underway for extended periods. The contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $9,403,434. Work will be performed in North Charleston, S.C., and is expected to be completed by June 25.

Contract funds will expire at the end of the fiscal year. This contract was a small business set-aside, with more than 50 companies solicited and three offers received. The solicitation was posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website.

The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Fleet Support Command, a field activity of Military Sealift Command, is the contracting authority (N40442-12-C-1005).

April 2, 2012

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