The U.S. Navy has awarded contracts with a combined value of $61.7 million to BAE Systems for the repair and maintenance of two ships based in Jacksonville, Florida.
Both awards have a cumulative value of $68.6 million if all options are exercised, the company said in a statement Thursday.
“These contracts are important because they help sustain our workforce, allowing us to continue providing vital maintenance and modernization capabilities to the Navy,” said David Thomas, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems Jacksonville Ship Repair.
On May 10, BAE Systems received a $32.5 million contract from the Navy for the docking selected restricted availability of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). The company will drydock the 509.5-foot-long destroyer this summer and will perform structural and tank repairs, propulsion system repairs, ventilation, and auxiliary systems repairs, as well as preservation of crew habitability systems and spaces. This contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $33.7 million. The work is expected to be completed by January 2017.
On May 18, BAE Systems received at $29.2 million contract from the Navy for the phased maintenance availability of the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43). The company will perform maintenance and modernization work aboard the 610-foot-long amphibious warfare ship at the Mayport Naval Station, starting in July. Work aboard the Fort McHenry includes hull, machinery, electrical, electronics, and piping alterations and repairs. The contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $34.9 million. The work is expected to be completed by May 2017.