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Huntington Ingalls Awarded $29 M to Plan Repair of USS Fitzgerald
USS Fitzgerald Repair Planning Begins: US Navy Photo

Huntington Ingalls is being awarded a $29.4 million 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 Ingalls Shipbuilding 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 will be performed in Pascagoula, Mississippi and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2017.

US Navy ship, USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) had been extensively damaged in a collision with a cargo vessel off the coast of Japan earlier this year.

Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance (Navy) funding in the amount of $29,378,128 will be obligated at time of award and contract funds in the amount of $29,378,128 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

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