HII gets potential $400M contract for US Navy submarine repairs

The U.S. Naval Sea System Command has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for repair works on in-service nuclear-powered submarines, special mission submersibles, moored training ships, and submarine support facilities.

Specifically, repair works will include include overhaul, maintenance, repair, modernization upgrades, technical engineering support, supplies and services, and nuclear related touch labor support efforts.

A multiple-award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract is a base contract that is issued to multiple awardees. The contract establishes the scope of services or goods that can be ordered against it, the order requirements and the maximum cost allowance during the life of the contract.

This contract has a cumulative ceiling value of $400 million and is valid through Sept. 30, 2021.

“We are proud to continue our support of the U.S. Navy by providing them with a submarine fleet that is second to none,” said Matt Needy, Newport News’ vice president, submarines and fleet support, “and we appreciate the Navy’s confidence in Newport News Shipbuilding providing them with reliable submarine modernization in a timely and cost-effective manner.”

Newport News is one of only two U.S. shipyards capable of building nuclear-powered submarines and has a long history of performing ship repair projects for the U.S. government, ranging from paint repair to complete hull and machinery renovation.