Detyens to conduct post-shakedown work on USNS Hershel 'Woody' Williams

Usns Hershel Woody Williams T Esb 4

(NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.) — Detyens Shipyards has been awarded a contract, valued at about $30 million, for a 120-calendar day shipyard availability for the post shakedown of the U.S. Navy expeditionary mobile base USNS Hershel "Woody" Williams (T-ESB 4).

The firm-fixed-price contract was awarded by U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC).

This contract consists of the funds listed in the following areas: Category “A” work item cost, additional government requirement, other direct costs, and general and administrative costs. Work will include furnishing general services for the ship, hull perimeter lighting, high voltage/medium voltage switchboard inspection and cleaning, expansion of hand-held ultra-high frequency radio repeater system, segregate graywater and blackwater transfer line, aft house habitability modifications, temporary sensitive compartment information facility installation, industrial support, additional temporary expandable units, A6 level installation of commercial broadband satellite program and OE-570 antennas, high frequency, ultra-high frequency and very high radio infrastructure, motor gasoline stowage capability, aviation support spaces heating, ventilation and air conditioning upgrade Phase I. This contract also contains options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative contract value to $38,485,181.

Work will be performed in North Charleston. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of around $30 million are obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Work will be completed by July 9. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website with two proposals received.

By Professional Mariner Staff