Detyens Shipyards Hired for USNS Laramie’s Overhaul
Detyens Shipyards Inc. has received a USD 8.5 million contract for a 55-calendar day regular overhaul and dry-docking of USNS Laramie (T-AO 203). The contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to USD 9.5 million.
Work under the contract will include clean and gas free tanks, voids, and cofferdams; deck non-skid resurfacing; ballast tank preservation, cylinder head and liner overhaul. In addition, the main engine and sea valves will be overhauled, whereas the cargo system wire and hub will be replaced.
The works will also entail cargo console mechanical support, auxiliary boiler maintenance and inspection, annual lifeboat certification, house ventilation system cleaning, docking and undocking, propeller system maintenance along with underwater hull cleaning and painting.
Laramie’s primary mission is to provide fuel to U.S. Navy ships at sea and jet fuel to aircraft assigned to aircraft carriers.
Work will be performed in Charleston, S.C., and is expected to be completed by June 2014.
Press Release, March 27, 2014; Image: US Navy