Boston Ship Repair LLC is awarded a contract for an 87-calendar day shipyard availability for the mid-term availability of U.S. Navy Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195).
The firm-fixed-price contract, worth around $13 million, was awarded by the Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC), the vessel’s operator. The total amount consists of the amounts listed in the following areas: Category “A” work item cost, additional government requirement, other direct costs, and the general and administrative costs. The contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to around $15 million.
Work will include furnishing general services, port side shell repair, starboard main engine overhaul, port main engine overhaul, ship service diesel generator turbocharger overhaul, new lifeboat installation, tank deck overhead preservation and underway replenishment station eight-deck and steel replacement. Work will be performed in Boston, Massachusetts, and is expected to begin Feb. 24, 2020, and is expected to be completed by May 20, 2020.
Leroy Grumman, the ninth ship of the Henry J. Kaiser class and first U.S. Navy ship to bear the name, was laid down at Avondale Shipyard, Inc., at New Orleans, Louisiana, on 6 July 1987 and launched on 3 December 1988. She entered non-commissioned U.S. Navy service under the control of the Military Sealift Command with a primarily civilian crew on 3 August 1989.