Detyens Wins $7.9m MSC Contract

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Detyens Shipyard, Inc., North Charleston, S.C., is being awarded a $7,908,907 firm-fixed-price contract for a 55-calendar day regular overhaul/dry-docking of Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn. This shipyard availability is primarily for ship maintenance and repairs. Work will include cargo and ballast tank preservation; 54,000-hour engine maintenance; main engine clutch and coupling overhaul; cargo console cable replacement; cargo console system mechanical repair; gyro system replacement; fathometer replacement; and cleaning and painting of the underwater hull. Big Horn's primary mission is to provide fuel to Navy ships at sea and jet fuel for aircraft assigned to aircraft carriers. This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $9,222,661. Work will be performed in North Charleston, S.C., and is expected to be completed by Feb. 28, 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the fiscal year. This contract was a small business set-aside, with more than 50 companies solicited via a posting to the Federal Business Opportunities webpage, with and two offers received. The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Fleet Support Command, a field activity of Military Sealift Command, is the contracting activity (N40442-12-C-1001).

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