Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wis., is being awarded $65,340,717 under a previously awarded firm-fixed contract (N00025-03-C-0002) to exercise an option for the acquisition of the remaining watercraft to be built under option three of the Improved Navy Lighterage System. (Two causeway ferries were recently procured with FY08 Continuing Resolution Authority funds
). This action is for eight more causeway ferries, four warping tugboats, and one Roll On/Roll Off Discharge facility
. Altogether, 35 separate watercraft are included. After exercise of these items, the total cumulative contract value will be $333,568,250. Work will be performed in Marinette, Wis. (94 percent) and Youngs Island, N.C. (6 percent), and work is expected to be completed by May 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Headquarters, Wash., D.C., is the contracting activity.