BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $6,140,553 firm-fixed-price contract for a 60-calendar-day regular overhaul of Military Sealift Command
's fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8).
The shipyard availability will accomplish dry-docking and undocking of the ship; underwater hull cleaning and painting; hull freeboard cleaning and painting; anchor chain painting
and marking; cleaning and gas freeing
of air tanks; switchboard cleaning; and overhaul of sea valves.
The ship's primary mission is to rapidly replenish Navy task forces and carry more than 177,000 barrels of oil
; 2,150 tons of ammunition; 500 tons of dry stores; and 250 tons of refrigerated stores.
The ship receives petroleum products
, ammunition and stores from shuttle ships and redistributes these items simultaneously to carrier strike group
ships.The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $7,901,643.
Work will be
performed in Norfolk, Va., and is expected to be completed in September 2007.
The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Fleet Support Command
, a field activity of Military Sealift Command, is the contracting authority (N40442-07-C-2005).