Huntington Ingalls awarded contract modification for USS Fitzgerald restoration

Huntington Ingalls’ Ingalls Shipbuilding Division is being awarded a $63 million contract modification for the execution of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) emergent repair and restoration.

The cost-plus-fixed fee contract modification was awarded by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) located in Washington, DC.

This effort shall provide for the initial collision ripout phase of an availability which will include a combination of maintenance, modernization, and collision repair of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62).

Work will be performed in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and is expected to be completed by September 2018.

Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy) funding in the amount of $31.5 million will be obligated at time of award. Contract funds in the amount of $63 million will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

USS Fitzgerald, the U.S Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, was involved in a collision with the Philippine-flagged ACX Crystal on June 17 this year. Seven Sailors lost their lives and the ship was damaged on her starboard side above and below the waterline. The Navy released a comprehensive review of the incident on Nov. 1.

USS Fitzgerald departed anchorage in Yokosuka Harbor, Japan on Dec. 9, aboard heavy lift vessel MV Transshelf bound for Pascagoula for the repairs.

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