Northrop Grumman Awarded $1.94B Contract

Wednesday, November 30, 2005
The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a contract valued at approximately $1.94 billion for the refueling and complex overhaul of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

The work will be performed by the company’s Newport News sector and will include the refueling of the ship’s reactors, as well as extensive modernization work to more than 2,300 compartments and hundreds of systems. In addition, nearly 3,000 valves will be replaced and another 600 will be overhauled in various ship systems. Major upgrades will be made to the flight deck, catapults, combat systems and the island. The top two levels of the island will be removed and replaced with a reconfigured structure to provide enhanced operability and support a new antenna mast designed for more modern sensors. “This project is very large and complex, and requires a tremendous Newport News and Navy team effort,” said Ken Mahler, vice president of aircraft carrier overhauls for Northrop Grumman Newport News. “We’ll touch almost every piece of the ship, refurbishing existing equipment and installing the latest advancements in technology to increase and modernize Vinson’s capabilities and mission effectiveness when she returns to the fleet for another 23 years of service.”

Work is scheduled to last more than three years and will be the ship's one and only refueling and complex overhaul in a 50-year life span. Vinson is the third ship of the Nimitz class to undergo this major life-cycle milestone. The ship arrived at the company’s Newport News sector on Nov. 11. More than 3,500 Northrop Grumman Newport News employees will be working aboard Vinson during peak periods of the project. Named for former U.S. Rep. Carl Vinson, the carrier Vinson was built at Northrop Grumman Newport News and christened in 1980. The congressman attended the christening ceremony at age 96 and became the first living American to have a Navy ship named in his honor. The ship was commissioned by the Navy in 1982.

Maritime Reporter August 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Ballast Water System Retrofits for 11 Containerships

Eleven container vessels owned by Bernhard Schulte GmbH & Co. KG, based in Germany, are to be retrofitted with Wärtsilä Aquarius Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS), Wärtsilä announced today.

Timing in Doubt on Hapag-Lloyd IPO

German container shipping group Hapag-Lloyd has taken further steps in preparation of a stock market listing and has mandated more banks for the move, but it remains

Asia Tankers-VLCC Rates Will See More Volatility

VLCC market to be "hot" in Q4 -VLCC broker. Freight rates for very large crude carriers (VLCCs) face a roller-coaster ride on uncertain cargo volumes and vessel

Shipbuilding

AET Names DP Shuttle for Statoil Charter

Petroleum tanker owner and operator AET today named its newest vessel, a 120,000 DWT DP2 shuttle tanker, Eagle Bergen.    Eagle Bergen is the second of two vessels

Austal Delivers Final Cape Class Patrol Boat

Cape York, the last of eight new Cape Class Patrol Boats for Australian Border Force (formerly Australian Customs and Border Protection) has been delivered by shipbuilder

HMS Prince of Wales’ Final Carrier Block Delivered

The final sections of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier produced by Cammell Laird arrived at Babcock Rosyth Facilities in Fife on Thursday, September 3,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.4493 sec (2 req/sec)