USNS Charles Drew Overhaul Deal Awarded

The US Navy has selected Vigor Marine LLC to undertake a $15,6 million contract for a 75-calendar-day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and dry docking of USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10).

Work will include main diesel generator overhaul, life raft annual certification, drydocking, propeller shaft and stern inspection, underwater hull cleaning and painting, freeboard cleaning and painting, overhaul sea valves, five-year firefighting inspections, and renew flight deck non-skid.

The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to $15,7 million.

Work will be performed in Portland, Oregon, and is expected to be completed by September 11, 2015.

The Navy’s Military Sealift Command is the contracting activity.

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