JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $26.8 million contract for the phased maintenance of the USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship.
The scope of work under the firm fixed price contract includes structural and tank repairs and preservation, repairs to ventilation and auxiliary systems, temporary services, habitability upgrades, ship alterations, and other repairs. The contract contains options which, if exercised, could bring its total value to $32.6 million.
“We look forward to welcoming Iwo Jima back to Naval Station Mayport later this summer,” said David Thomas, director of ship repair, Jacksonville and Mayport, at BAE Systems. “Our men and women are eager to leverage their expertise and get to work on the ship in support of the Navy and Marine Corps.”
The phased maintenance availability is scheduled to begin on Aug. 31, 2015 and conclude by July 1, 2016.
BAE Systems is a leading provider of ship repair, maintenance, modernization, conversion, and overhaul for the Navy, other government agencies and commercial and private customers. The company operates seven full-service shipyards in Alabama, Florida, California, Virginia, and Hawaii, and offers a highly skilled and experienced workforce of more than 5,000 employees, eight dry docks, and significant pier space and ship support services. The company also has commercial shipbuilding and module fabrication capabilities at its Mobile, Alabama, and Jacksonville, Florida, shipyards.