Gulf Island to build new US Navy salvage ship

The following is text of a news release from the U.S. Defense Department:

(WASHINGTON) — Gulf Island Shipyards LLC of Houma, La., is being awarded a $63.5 million firm-fixed-price and fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for the detail design and construction of a towing, salvage and rescue ship (T-ATS). This contract includes options for seven additional vessels which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $522.7 million.

Work will be performed in Houma, La. (92 percent); Hampton, Va. (5 percent); Stord, Norway (2 percent); and New Orleans, La. (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 2020.  Fiscal 2016 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $63.5 million will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  

This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with five offers received. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-18-C-2207).

By Professional Mariner Staff