US Navy contracts Vigor for dry docking overhaul of USS Coronado

The US Navy awarded Vigor Marine a contract worth up to $60 million with all options exercised to complete the drydocking selected restricted availability (DSRA) of USS Coronado (LCS-4).

US Navy photo of USS Coronado

Work will be performed at Vigor’s Portland shipyard.

Vigor will begin work on the USS Coronado (LCS 4) in March and run through November 2019.

The work package includes engine and machinery overhauls, underwater hull coatings, life cycle inspections, and implementation of multiple ship alterations and upgrades to increase the Coronado’s warfighting readiness. The package also includes multiple upgrades directed at increasing the overall quality of life for deployed service men and women.

The company said this was the first time it was selected as prime contractor in the littoral combat ship repair program.

Other recent Vigor projects with the US Navy include the execution of the Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) for the USS Kidd (DDG 100) at the Everett Naval Station and the DSRA for the USS Sampson (DDG 102) in Vigor’s Seattle, WA facility.

Ship repair and service life extension in the defense sector has been a growth area for Vigor’s Pacific Northwest shipyards. The company recently promoted Mike Pearson, Navy veteran and former general manager at Vigor to Vice President of Navy and Puget Sound Repair. “Mike has delivered outstanding results in building the strong teams and processes that continue to improve our competitive position in complex Navy programs,” said Adam Beck, Vigor executive vice president of Ship Repair.

“This award is a testament to the significant capabilities of all Vigor employees and its valued sub-contractors,” said Kellan Lancaster, Business Development Ship Repair. “We look forward to providing exceptional service and an on-time delivery.”