Detyens Shipyards to Conduct Post Shakedown Availability of USNS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (T-ESB 4)

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January 2, 2019

Detyens Shipyards is being awarded a contract, valued at around $30 million, for a 120-calendar day shipyard availability for the post shakedown of the U.S. Navy expeditionary mobile base, USNS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (T-ESB 4).

The firm-fixed-price contract was awarded by U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC).

This contract consists of the funds listed in the following areas Category “A” work item cost, additional government requirement, other direct costs, and the general and administrative costs. Work will include furnishing general services for the ship, hull perimeter lighting, high voltage/medium voltage switchboard inspect and clean, expansion of handheld ultra-high frequency radio repeater system, segregate grey and black water transfer line, aft house habitability modifications, temporary sensitive compartment information facility installation – industrial support, additional temporary expandable units, A6 level installation of commercial broadband satellite program and OE-570 antennas, high frequency, ultra-high frequency and very high radio infrastructure, motor gasoline stowage capability, aviation support spaces heating, ventilation and air conditioning upgrade Phase I. This contract also contains options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative contract value to $38,485,181.

Work will be performed in North Charleston, South Carolina, and is expected to be completed by July 2019.

Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of around $30 million are obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Work will be completed by July 9, 2019. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website with two proposals received.


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