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Detyens Wins Medgar Evers Overhaul Contract

January 17, 2017

USNS Medgar Evers (U.S. Navy photo by J. M. Tolbert)

USNS Medgar Evers (U.S. Navy photo by J. M. Tolbert)

Detyens Shipyards Inc. said it was awarded a $13.6 million firm-fixed-price contract for a 60-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and dry-docking of U.S. Navy’ Military Sealift Command (MSC) cargo ship USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE 13).

 
According to the shipyard, work will include clean and gas-free tanks, voids, cofferdams and spaces, deckhouse preservation, main generator maintenance and cleaning, high-voltage switchboard and emergency switchboard cleaning, shell and deck steel replacement, dry-docking and undocking, propeller shaft and stern tube inspect, forward and aft stern tube seal inspection and overhaul, underwater hull cleaning and painting, freeboard cleaning and painting, sea valve replacements, renew flight deck nonskid, and reverse osmosis unit sea chest installation.
 
Work will be performed in Charleston, S.C., and is expected to be completed by April 23.

The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to $13.7 million.
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