Detyens Shipyards awarded MSC ship drydocking

Written by Nick Blenkey

detyenslogoDetyens Shipyards, Inc., North Charleston, S.C., is being awarded a $9,503,299 firm-fixed-price contract for a 55-calendar day regular overhaul/dry-docking of Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Sacagawea.

This shipyard availability is primarily for ship maintenance and repairs. Some of the major work items will include dry-docking and undocking the ship; performing 20,000-hour generator overhaul; installing a reverse osmosis system, which provides fresh water to the ship; making freezer deck installations; and inspecting and refurbishing the propeller shaft and stern.

Sacagawea’s primary mission is to operate as part of a carrier strike group, providing fuel, ammunition, and dry and refrigerated stores to support U.S. Navy ships at sea.

This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $10,965,294. Work will be performed in North Charleston, S.C., and is expected to be completed by Feb. 26, 2012. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

This contract was a small business set-aside, with more than 50 companies solicited via posting to the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two offers received. The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Fleet Support Command, a field activity of Military Sealift Command, is the contracting activity (N40442-12-C-3000).

December 13, 2011

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