Detyens Shipyards Wins Contract for Mid-Term Availability of U.S. Navy Fleet Replenishment Oiler USNS Kanawha

Detyens Shipyards Inc. wins a $9 million firm-fixed-price contract for a 49-calendar day shipyard availability for the mid-term availability of U.S. Navy Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler, USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196). 

The work will include general services, overhaul/replace port main engine and power take off clutches and couplings, circuit breaker maintenance, lifeboat and davit repair and maintenance, #1 start air compressor overhaul, expansion joint pad replacement, mess deck decking replacement, ships service diesel generator governor overhaul, and stateroom carpets. 

The contract, awarded by U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC), includes options which, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to around $11 million.  Work will be performed in Charleston, South Carolina, and is expected to begin on July 9, 2019, and is expected to be completed by Aug. 26, 2019.

USNS Kanawha (T-AO-196) is a Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler of the United States Navy in non-commissioned service in the Military Sealift Command.

USNS Kanawha, the tenth Henry J. Kaiser-class ship, was laid down by the Avondale Shipyards in New Orleans, Louisiana, on 13 July 1989. She was launched on 22 September 1990 and delivered to the U.S. Navy and placed in non-commissioned service with the Military Sealift Command on 6 December 1991.

Kanawha is in active service today with the Military Sealift Command Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force and is assigned to the U.S. Atlantic Fleet.

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