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February 5, 2019

BIW lands $126M Navy contract, with options for almost $600M more

Courtesy / General Dynamics Bath Iron Works
Courtesy / General Dynamics Bath Iron Works
The U.S. Navy has awarded a $126.1 million sole-source contract to Bath Iron Works to continue integrated planning yard services for the DDG-51 Arleigh Burke-class of destroyers.

The U.S. Navy has awarded a $126.1 million sole-source contract to Bath Iron Works to continue integrated planning yard services for the DDG-51 Arleigh Burke-class of destroyers. The contract includes four option years, which, if exercised and fully funded, could bring the cumulative value to $719.2 million over five years.

Planning yard services include design, planning, logistics and modernization efforts and employs BIW engineers, designers and planners.

"BIW employs the finest shipbuilders, engineers, and designers in the world who prove every day that Bath built is best built," U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King, I-Maine, said in a joint statement announcing the award. "This contract reflects the Navy's ongoing confidence in BIW to support and deliver high-quality ships that are essential to our national security. We are pleased that this contract will help these highly skilled employees continue to carry out their important work."

Collins is a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and King is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Last week, the Maine senators welcomed U.S. Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer to BIW to participate in the keel-laying ceremony for the USS Carl M. Levin (DDG-120).

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