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November 21, 2022

Bath Iron Works awarded $182 million Navy contract

Bath Iron Works panoramic shot showing boats and cranes File Photo / Tim Greenway Bath Iron Works has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Navy.

A nearly $182 million contract has been awarded to Bath Iron Works by the Navy to modify a previous contract and planned shipyard services for the DDG-51 Class Guided Missile Destroyer program.

The funding is a cost-plus-award-fee modification to a previously awarded contract. The work is expected to be completed by January 2024.

“Time and time again, the hardworking, highly-skilled men and women at Bath Iron Works demonstrate that Bath built is best built,” U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King, I-Maine, said in a joint statement. “This new funding is a testament to the shipyard’s expertise that will strengthen Maine’s economy and allow Bath Iron Works engineers, designers and planners to continue producing their world-class ships. Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are the workhorses of the Navy. We will continue our efforts to ensure that the shipyard has the resources it needs to construct these critical elements of our national security that protect our interests around the globe.”

Bath Iron Works was founded in 1884, and is a full-service shipyard and is the lead designer and builder of the Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class of AEGIS destroyers, the most successful Navy new ship construction program in recent decades. BIW is located on the Kennebec River in Bath and employs around 7,400 people.

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