NASSCO Receives $578.2M Navy Contract

Thursday, February 05, 2004
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), announced that the U.S. Navy has exercised options to build two additional ships under the T-AKE program, a new class of combat logistics force ships. The $578.2 million contract brings the total number of ships awarded to NASSCO to six, and the total contract value to $1.87 billion. The contract includes options for an additional six ships. > > Richard Vortmann, president of NASSCO, said, "We are extremely pleased that Congress continues to fund additional ships for the T-AKE program, the first new Navy combat logistics force ship design in almost 20 years. These two additional ships will provide sustained employment for 1500-1800 NASSCO employees through 2007." > > Exercise of this option expands NASSCO's firm backlog to 10 ships, the largest in the company's history. In addition to the six T-AKEs, the company is building four double-hull oil tankers for BP Shipping Company of Alaska. "A 10-ship backlog affirms NASSCO's position as the leading U.S. builder of commercial ships and the U.S. Navy's 'Center of Excellence' for construction of auxiliary and support ships," Vortmann added. > > Construction on the first T-AKE, the USNS Lewis and Clark, began in September 2003. Delivery is scheduled for 2005. The Navy's 12-ship program will have a total value of $3.7 billion and will give NASSCO a firm backlog through 2010. > > The T-AKE is a dry cargo/ammunition ship that will be operated by the Military Sealift Command, providing logistic lift from sources of supply either in port or at sea. The ships will transfer cargo -- ammunition, food, fuel, repair parts, and expendable supplies and material -- to station ships and other naval forces at sea. The T-AKE will contribute to the Navy's ability to maintain its global presence, replacing aging T-AE ammunition ships and T-AFS combat stores ships that are nearing the end of their service lives. > > The T-AKEs will be 210 meters (689 feet) in length and 32.2 meters (105.6 feet) in beam, with a design draft of 9.12 meters (29.9 feet). The ships will carry almost 7,000 metric tons of dry cargo and ammunition and 23,500 barrels of marine diesel fuel. The T-AKEs will be the first modern Navy ships to combine proven international marine technologies such as an integrated electric-drive propulsion system with commercial design features that will minimize their cost of operation and maintenance over their expected 40-year life.

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