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NASSCO Win $104 Million Navy Contract

General Dynamics NASSCO Awarded $104 Million Contract Modification for USS Comstock (LSD 45) Modernization. General Dynamics NASSCO has been awarded a $104 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to renovate and modernize the dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45). General Dynamics NASSCO is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). General Dynamics NASSCO received funding to begin modifications to USS Comstock (LSD 45) in April 2012 and began performing onboard renovation and modernization activities in May. Work under this new award, which covers inspection and testing of ship systems and components, will occur in San Diego through May 2013. "This contract award highlights NASSCO's ship-repair capabilities as a premier provider of maintenance services to the U.S.

NASSCO Awarded Third T-AKE Ship

National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego is being awarded a $289,891,274 fixed-price-incentive modification to exercise an option under previously awarded contract (N00024-02-C-2300), for design and construction of the third ship of the Dry Cargo and Ammunition Ship (T-AKE) Class. Work will be performed in San Diego and is to be completed by May 2006. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

NASSCO Awarded $100m Contract for Tenth T-AKE's Long-Lead Materials

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics , has been awarded a $100m contract from the U.S. Navy to purchase long-lead materials for the construction of a tenth T-AKE dry cargo-ammunition ship. NASSCO already is under contract to construct nine T-AKE ships at its shipyard. Under the contract, NASSCO will place orders for the ship's engines and other components that have significant manufacturing lead times. A contract that funds construction of the ship is expected to be awarded by January 2008. Construction of T-AKE 10 is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2009; delivery to the Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) is scheduled for the first quarter of 2011.

NASSCO Awarded U.S. Navy Contract

National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) was awarded a $1.5 million study contract for the first phase of the U.S. Navy's Auxiliary Dry Cargo Carrier T-ADC(X) Program. The T-ADC(X) program, which is a new class of Dry Cargo Carrier auxiliaries for the U.S. Navy's Combat Logistics Force, is intended to replace the Navy's aging Combat Stores Ships and Ammunition Ships that have exhausted their service runs. NASSCO is one of the four competing shipyards to be granted a contract for Phase I of the program. During this phase, each shipyard team will conduct trade-off studies and analyses to design an improved cargo handling system, which will require fewer people to operate and maintain over the life of the system.

NASSCO Awarded SeaRiver Deal

National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, announced that it had reached an agreement with SeaRiver Maritime, Inc. (SeaRiver) of Houston, Texas, to develop a contract design for a 750,000-barrel capacity, double-hull crude oil tanker. Included with the contract design package will be NASSCO’s price and delivery proposal for the detail design and construction of a minimum of two vessels. The SeaRiver tankers will be designed primarily for the movement of crude oil from Alaska to West Coat refineries. "We are very pleased to have this opportunity to work with SeaRiver on the design of a new double-hull tanker," said Richard Vortmann, president of NASSCO. Work on the contract design will begin immediately and will be delivered by September 2003.

NASSCO Awarded Contract

National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, Calif., won a $317 million modification to an existing contract adding a ninth Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ship (T-AKE). The T-AKE Class dry cargo/ammunition ship carries both ammunition and combat support products like dry stores, frozen and chilled products, spare parts and consumables. It will replace the aging Combat Store (T-AFS) and Ammunition (T-AE) shuttle ships. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed by May 2009.

NASSCO Awarded $230 Million Contract

National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), was granted a $230 million contract to build its eighth large, medium-speed RoRo vessel per the U.S. Navy's Strategic Sealift Program. The contract wraps-up the 20-vessel LMSR Program that NASSCO has shared with other American shipbuilders. The company now has contracts for 11 vessels, three conversions and eight new constructions. Measuring 950 ft. (289.5 m) and containing 390,000 sq. ft. of cargo carrying space, the vessel's construction will commence this summer for mid-2002 delivery.

NASSCO Awarded Contract

cruiser homeported in San Diego. The initial award provides funds to begin advance planning for the Antietam maintenance, repair and alteration work package. Actual work on the ship will begin in March 2002 and is to be completed by September 2002. control and automation systems. systems equipment. The company completed a $30-million extended maintenance, repair and alteration availability on USS Mobile Bay (CG-53) in June 2001 and has previously installed "Smart Ship" on USS Valley Forge (CG-50). NASSCO is teamed with Southwest Marine (SWM), its neighboring shipyard, on this contract. SWM will share in the production work on Antietam, focusing primarily on the machinery maintenance and habitability work packages. said Richard Vortmann, President of NASSCO.

NASSCO Awarded $586M TAKE Extension

National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $586,266,939 fixed-price-incentive options under previously awarded contract (N00024-02-C-2300) for the design and construction of the seventh and eighth ships in the Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ship (T-AKE) Class. The Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ship will provide logistic lift from sources of supply and will transfer this cargo at sea to station ships and other naval forces. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed by May 1, 2008 for the seventh ship and July 31, 2008 for the eighth ship. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, Washington, D.C. is the contracting activity.

NASSCO Awarded T-AKE 10 Funds

General Dynamics, National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $100,000,000 fixed-price-incentive modification under previously awarded contract (N00024-02-C-2300) to exercise an option for long lead time material and associated labor for the 10th ship of the T-AKE 1-Class (T-AKE 10).The contractor will perform material sourcing, material ordering, vendor interface, and material quality assurance.T-AKE is a new Combat Logistics Force Underway Replenishment Naval vessel intended to replace the current capability of the Kilauea-Class (T-AE 26) Ammunition Ship, Mars-Class (T-AFS 1) Combat Stores Ships, and when operating in concert with a Henry J.

NASSCO Awarded Multi-Ship Repair Contract

National Steel and Shipbuilding Company has been awarded a seven-year contract for the continuous maintenance and repair of four LSD-41/49 class ships and four LPD-4 class ships for the U.S. Navy. The contract includes one drydocking and 12 non- docking availabilities and has an estimated total value of $200 million over the seven-year period. All eight ships are scheduled to be home-ported in San Diego during the contract period. They are the USS GERMANTOWN (LSD 42), USS COMSTOCK (LSD 45), USS RUSHMORE (LSD 47) and USS PEARL HARBOR (LSD 52); and the USS OGDEN (LPD 5), USS CLEVELAND (LPD 7), USS DUBUQUE (LPD 8) and USS DENVER (LPD 9).

Dock Landing Ship Inspection, Test, Contract for GD NASSCO

USS Comstock: Photo credit USN

General Dynamics NASSCO gets $104-million contract modification for 'USS Comstock' (LSD 45) modernization. General Dynamics NASSCO has been awarded a $104 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to renovate and modernize the dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45). General Dynamics NASSCO is a business unit of General Dynamics. General Dynamics NASSCO received funding to begin modifications to USS Comstock (LSD 45) in April 2012 and began performing onboard renovation and modernization activities in May.

NASSCO Awarded $35m Navy Contract

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded two contracts totaling $34.6m by the U.S. Navy to modernize the amphibious assault ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) and maintain the amphibious transport dock ship USS Dubuque (LPD 8). Under the first contract, valued at $26.3m, NASSCO will upgrade the Germantown’s electrical generation and power distribution systems. The contract follows a $100,000 award to NASSCO last July for preparatory work for the ship’s modernization. Additional contracts are expected to be awarded for other hull, mechanical and engineering work. Modernization work aboard the Germantown began in December and is scheduled to end in August. The 610 ft ship was commissioned in February 1986 and is homeported in San Diego.

NASSCO Awarded $100m Contract for Twelfth T-AKE’s Long-Lead Materials

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $100 million contract from the U.S. Navy to purchase long-lead materials for the construction of a twelfth T-AKE dry cargo-ammunition ship. NASSCO already is under contract to construct 11 T-AKE ships at its shipyard. Under the contract, NASSCO will place orders for the ship’s engines and other components that have significant manufacturing lead times. A contract that funds construction of T-AKE 12 is expected to be awarded by February 2009. Construction of the ship will begin in the first quarter of 2011, with delivery scheduled to occur in the fourth quarter of 2012. NASSCO has delivered five T-AKE ships to the Navy and is currently building the sixth through ninth ships of the class.

NASSCO Awarded $940m - T-AKE Ship

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) , has been awarded a $940m contract from the U.S. Navy for the construction of two T-AKE dry cargo-ammunition ships and to purchase long-lead construction materials for two additional T-AKE ships. Under the contract, NASSCO receives full funding for the construction of USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11) and USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12). Earlier this year, NASSCO received a total of $200m to purchase the long lead materials for these ships. Construction of the Washington Chambers and the William McLean is scheduled to begin in the first and fourth quarters of 2009, respectively.

NASSCO Named Prime Contractor

National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), a General Dynamics company, has been appointed the prime contractor on $17.4 million in research and development contracts awarded by the Maritech Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise (ASE) program. In addition to Maritech awarded funds, industry participants will invest $23.5 million of their own funds in the projects for a total cost of $40.9 million. Leading a team of U.S. shipbuilders, marine design and technology firms and universities on two-three projects for the construction of Navy and commercial ships, NASSCO will receive about one-half of the R&D award amount, with the remainder to its research partners.

NASSCO Named Prime Contractor

National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), a General Dynamics company, has been appointed the prime contractor on $17.4 million in research and development contracts awarded by the Maritech Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise (ASE) program. In addition to Maritech awarded funds, industry participants will invest $23.5 million of their own funds in the projects for a total cost of $40.9 million. Leading a team of U.S. shipbuilders, marine design and technology firms and universities on two-three projects for the construction of Navy and commercial ships, NASSCO will receive about one-half of the R&D award amount, with the remainder to its research partners.

NASSCO Receives Environmental Award

National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, has received an award from the California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in recognition of pollution prevention programs initiated by the shipyard during National Pollution Prevention Week in 2002. Edwin Lowry, Director of the California EPA's Department of Toxic Substances Control, presented the award to NASSCO for implementing a wide- ranging program of activities targeted at improving air and water quality and managing solid waste. "We have followed a three-part environmental improvement effort at NASSCO that includes pollution prevention in the shipyard, training for employees, subcontractors and suppliers, and community outreach," said Richard Vortmann, president of NASSCO.

NASSCO Bags USS Oak Hill Modification Award

USS Oak Hill Photo USN

General Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk was awarded a $42 million cost-plus-award-fee modification to a previously awarded contract for the repair and alteration for the USS Oak Hill (LSD-51). NASSCO-Norfolk will provide ship repair services including engine replacement/repairs, ballast tank preservation, habitability upgrades and close-in weapons system repairs. Work will be performed in Norfolk and is expected to be completed by April 2017. NASSCO is currently conducting repair and modernization efforts in four ports throughout the United States, with the majority of work located in San Diego.

NASSCO Opens New Facility for Naval Repair

General Dynamics NASSCO opened a new location yesterday in Bremerton, Wash. to support the company’s recently-awarded contract to repair and maintain U.S. Navy aircraft carriers home-ported in and visiting Bremerton and Everett, Wash. Attendees at the ribbon-cutting ceremony included U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, City of Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent, Kitsap County Commissioners, Kitsap economic and business leaders, NASSCO leadership and more. “We feel right at home here in Bremerton. This community has done a fine job in making us feel welcome,” said Jeff Brooks, a General Dynamics NASSCO senior general manager assigned to the Bremerton operation. “We look forward to providing high-quality repair and maintenance services as part of our partnership with and commitment to the U.S.

NASSCO Opens Bremerton Repair Facility

Dave Carver, Annetta Knight , Mayor Patty Lent, Jeff Brooks, Congressman Derek Kilmer, Kevin Terry, Robert Gelder, John Powers

General Dynamics NASSCO celebrated the grand opening of its new location in Bremerton, Wash., yesterday. The facility will support the company’s recently-awarded contract to repair and maintain U.S. Navy aircraft carriers home-ported in and visiting Bremerton and Everett, Wash. Attendees at the ribbon-cutting ceremony included U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, City of Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent, Kitsap County Commissioners, Kitsap economic and business leaders, NASSCO leadership and more. “We feel right at home here in Bremerton.

NASSCO Delivers First of ORCA Class

National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, (NASSCO) has delivered the M. V. Midnight Sun to Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc. (TOTE). The Midnight Sun is the first commercial dry cargo vessel to be built in the United States in 10 years and the first of two new Orca-class trailerships being built by NASSCO for TOTE's service from Tacoma, Washington, to Anchorage, Alaska. The M. V. Midnight Sun and its sister ship, the M. V. North Star, are 840 x 118-ft. (256 x 35.9-m) RoRo cargo ships capable of carrying highway trailers as large as 53 ft. Cargo decks are 360,000 sq. ft. and able to carry up to 600 cargo trailers and 220 autos as well as oversized freight.

Navy Awards NASSCO $24.4 Million Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics NASSCO $24.4 million in contract modifications to support an extensive renovation and modernization of the USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), including alterations and repairs, as part of the fiscal year 2011 Extended Docking Phased Maintenance Availability (EDPMA). The company will also inspect and test all of the ship’s systems and components. These awards only constitute a portion of the work to be accomplished during this availability. The full value of the contract is anticipated to reach approximately $100 million. This work will engage NASSCO’s ship repair organization, which comprises more than 750 employees. Work is expected to be completed by July 2012.

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