Detyens Shipyards awarded contract for USNS Big Horn overhaul

Detyens Shipyards has been awarded a contract for 42-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and dry docking of USNS Big Horn (T-AO-198).

The firm-fixed-price contract, valued around $7.8 million, was awarded by U. S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) located in Norfolk, Virginia.

According to the contract, the work will include general services, clean and gas free tanks, ultrasonic thickness gauging of steel throughout the vessel, miscellaneous steel replacement, overhaul circuit breakers, antenna and television direct to sailor maintenance, ship service diesel generator overhaul, install new fuel oil meters, install new lifeboats, ventilation repairs, flight deck non-skid renewal, flight deck safety nets, and sliding block sprockets and lower pillow block bearings.

The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to just over $8 million. The contract work will be performed in North Charleston, South Carolina, and is expected to be completed by Feb. 14, 2018.

USNS Big Horn (T-AO-198)

USNS Big Horn (T-AO-198) is a Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler of the United States Navy.

Big Horn, the twelfth ship of the Henry J. Kaiser class, was laid down at Avondale Shipyard, Inc., at New Orleans, Louisiana, on 9 October 1989 and launched on 2 February 1991.

She entered non-commissioned U.S. Navy service under the control of the Military Sealift Command (MSC) with a primarily civilian crew on 21 May 1992. She serves in the United States Atlantic Fleet.



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