USNS Arctic to Undergo Maintenance

USNS Arctic to Undergo Maintenance

Detyens Shipyards Inc., North Charleston, South Carolina, is being awarded an $11,6 million firm-fixed-price contract for a 75-calendar day regular overhaul and dry-docking of USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8).


Work will include opening, cleaning and purging gas from tanks, voids and cofferdams; repairing and replacing various sections of weather deck handrails on the forward main mast, replenishment-at-sea and fueling-at-sea kingposts and access ladders; modifying the main reduction gear lube oil purifier; inspecting the auxiliary boiler; inspecting and weight testing the accommodation ladder; performing maintenance on gallery/scullery equipment; dry-docking and undocking; refurbishing sea valves; cleaning and painting the underwater hull; and blasting and coating tanks.

Arctic’s primary mission is to deliver petroleum products, ammunition, food and other cargo to ships at sea.

The contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $15,240,367.

Work will be performed in North Charleston, South Carolina, and is expected to be completed by October 2014.

Navy working capital funds in the amount of $11,631,622 are being obligated at the time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

This contract was procured as a 100% small business set-aside with proposals solicited via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two proposals received. The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

Press Release, July 21, 2014; Image: Wikimedia
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