Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) said its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division has received a $383m cost-plus-fixed-fee, level-of-effort contract option to continue planning work for the refueling complex overhaul (RCOH) of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). If all contract options are exercised, the full value of the contract could reach $678 million.
The contract option is for work performed from Feb. 27, 2012, until Feb. 18, 2013, and includes planning, design, documentation, engineering, material procurement, pre-fabrication and shipboard inspections.
"RCOH work represents 35 percent of all maintenance and modernization that is performed on Nimitz-class aircraft carriers during their 50-year service life," said Ken Mahler
, NNS' vice president of Navy Programs. "The complexity of this effort requires significant planning and preparation so that we achieve our commitment to successfully re-deliver these ships to our Navy customer
in a timely and cost-effective manner."
Christened in 1988 and delivered to the U.S. Navy in 1989, USS Abraham Lincoln is the fifth Nimitz-class carrier built by Newport News Shipbuilding. It will also be the fifth ship of the class to undergo this major life-cycle milestone. More than 1,000 employees will support the planning effort.