Ingalls awarded $29.3 million to start USS Fitzgerald work

Written by Nick Blenkey
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USS Fitzgerald sustained severe damage in a June 17 collision with a containership that cost the lives of seven sailors

SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 —Huntington Ingalls Inc.’s Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS, is being awarded a $29,378,128 Navy contract for initial planning of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) emergent repair and restoration.

This initial planning and preparation phase of an availability will include a combination of restoration and modernization of USS Fitzgerald.

USS Fitzgerald is planned to arrive at the Pascagoula shipyard in December 2017 via heavy lift ship.

A contract modification to incorporate full restoration and modernization scope is anticipated December 2017.

The initial phase of work is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2017.

This contract was not competitively procured. It was awarded on a sole-source basis under an unusual and compelling urgency basis.

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