Colonna’s Shipyard Inc. is being awarded a $10.5 million firm-fixed-price contract for a 75-day shipyard availability for the regular Post Shakedown Availability (PSA) of U.S. Navy Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport USNS Burlington (T-EPF 10).
Work will include Pump Room 1 and 2 renewal, tow modifications, Pump Room 7 and 8, ladder install, bilge preservation main engine rooms, line shaft bearing annual maintenance, freeze protection pipe heat trace instillation, freeze protection mission bay installation, perform annual stern ramp maintenance, install fuel sensors in diesel fuel service system, modify diesel fuel bunking piping, stern ramp upgrades, fire station isolation valves, adaptive force package temporary sensitive compartment information facility installations and temporary sensitive compartment information facility adaptive force package heating ventilation and an air condition upgrade install.
This contract includes a 75-day base period and three options, which if exercised would bring the cumulative value of this contract to around $10.7 million. The Military Sealift Command, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N32205-20-C-6712).
Work will be performed at Colonna Shipyard Inc. and is expected to be completed by May 15, 2020.
USNS Burlington (T-EPF-10) is the tenth Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport vessel operated by the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command. It is the first ship in naval service named after Burlington, Vermont’s largest city.
Burlington was christened on 24 February 2018 by ship’s sponsor Marcelle Leahy and launched at Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama on 1 March 2018. The U.S. Navy accepted the delivery of Burlington on 15 November 2018.
EPFs are versatile, non-combatant, transport ships that are being used for high-speed transportation of troops, military vehicles, and equipment. The vessels support a variety of missions including overseas contingency operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, support of special operations forces, theater security cooperation activities and emerging joint sea-basing concepts.
EPFs are capable of transporting 600 short tons 1,200 nautical miles at an average speed of 35 knots. Each vessel includes a flight deck to support day and night aircraft launch and recovery operations. The ships are capable of interfacing with roll-on/roll-off discharge facilities, as well as on/off-loading vehicles such as a fully combat-loaded Abrams Main Battle Tank.