General Dynamics Awarded 'Zumwalt-class' Superstructure Contract

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Monday, August 05, 2013
Zumwalt-class under construction: Photo courtesy of USN

US Defense Department, Navy, has awarded General Dynamics Corp. -- Bath Iron Works Corp., Bath, Maine, a $212,000,000 fixed-price incentive (firm target) contract for the design and construction of a steel superstructure (deckhouse and hangar) plus construction of an aft peripheral vertical launching system for the Zumwalt-class destroyer (DDG 1002).

Work will be performed in Bath, Maine (80.5 percent), Corona, Calif. (4.1 percent), Coatesville, Pa. (2.6 percent), South Portland, Maine (1.4 percent) and other various locations with less than one percent (11.4 percent), and is expected to be completed by December 2016. 

Fiscal 2010 and 2013 shipbuilding and conversion, Navy funding in the amount of $212,000,000 will be obligated at the time of the award; none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was a limited competition solicited via Federal Business Opportunities. 

The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-11-C-2306).
 

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