Metro Machine Corp. Wins USD 78.83 Million USS Ashland Contract


Metro Machine Corp., Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $78,836,991 modification under previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-4416) for amphibious landing ship USS Ashland’s (LSD 48) modernization, upgrades, preservations, and alterations in support of the multi-ship, multi-option (MSMO) LSD mid-life extension.

The LSD MSMO was developed to provide extended dry docking, modernization, upgrades, repairs and alterations to several shipboard systems such as the engineering control systems, power management platform, and chilled water distribution systems for the LSD-class amphibious landing ships. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Va., and is expected to be completed by Jan. 25, 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $45,388,617 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Norfolk Ship Support Activity, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity.

Metro Machine operates a Norfolk shipyard which includes the docks and warehouses of the Imperial Tobacco Company and the property of the former Old Dominion Shipyard located in the Berkley Section of Norfolk. This facility was progressively upgraded by the addition of machinery and equipment to provide modern facilities.
Source: DoD, May 10, 2011;