Detyens Shipyards Awarded 'USNS Arctic' Drydock Contract

By George Backwell
Monday, July 21, 2014
USNS Arctic refuels USS Nimitz: Photo USN

The U.S. Department of Defense informs that Detyens Shipyards Inc., North Charleston, South Carolina, is being awarded an $11,631,622 firm-fixed-price contract for a 75-calendar day regular overhaul and dry-docking of USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8).

DoD explains that Arctic's primary mission is to deliver petroleum products, ammunition, food and other cargo to ships at sea.

Work will include opening, cleaning and purging gas from tanks, voids and cofferdams; repairing and replacing various sections of weather deck handrails on the forward main mast, replenishment-at-sea and fueling-at-sea kingposts and access ladders; modifying the main reduction gear lube oil purifier; inspecting the auxiliary boiler; inspecting and weight testing the accommodation ladder; performing maintenance on gallery/scullery equipment; dry-docking and undocking; refurbishing sea valves; cleaning and painting the underwater hull; and blasting and coating tanks.

The contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $15,240,367. Work will be performed in North Charleston, South Carolina, and is expected to be completed by October 2014.

The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N32205-14-C-2003).

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