Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Newport News Shipbuilding to Provide Aircraft Carrier Maintenance Support to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

US Navy

Newport News July 1, 2015 - Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has received an indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity contract award to assist Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility with maintenance work on the aircraft carriers USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Puget Sound Naval Shipyard is the awarding agency.
The contract has a period of performance of two years and a maximum value of $75 million. The contract began today and includes providing qualified nuclear and nuclear-related trade labor, execution of discrete work packages and training through June 30, 2017. The work will be completed at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington, and at Naval Base Coronado in San Diego.
"We are delighted to support Puget Sound Naval Shipyard on the maintenance of USS Nimitz and USS Carl Vinson," said Chris Miner, Newport News Shipbuilding's vice president, in-service aircraft carrier programs. "We view this as a win-win opportunity that leverages the combined experience of both Newport News and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard shipbuilders in a collaborative effort to return these warships back to the Navy fleet in a timely, cost-effective manner."

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