Austal Awarded $72.5 Million Contract To Maintain Littoral Combat Ships Deployed In Western Pacific
Austal Restricted (is happy to announce Austal USA has been awarded a US$72.5 million (~A$100.4 million) contract by the US Navy to carry out upkeep on Littoral Fight Ships (LCS) deployed to the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean, and the nations and ports therein. The contract worth might improve to US$215.9 million (~A$298.9 million) if choices for additional intervals contained within the contract are exercised by the US Navy. The upkeep award is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for emergent restore and steady upkeep, on the a number of Independence-class LCS deployed to the Western Pacific. Work for an preliminary 24-month base interval will start in January 2022 and will probably be accomplished by December 2026 if all additional choices are exercised.
Austal Restricted Chief Govt Officer Patrick Gregg mentioned, “Constructing Austal’s assist enterprise has been a key plank of the Firm’s development technique, and the deployed Littoral Fight Ship contract provides to Austal’s latest inclusion within the Sustainment Execution Contract panels in each San Diego, California, (SEC West) and Mayport, Florida, (SEC East), in addition to the Firm’s pending lease of a ship restore facility in San Diego. This award is a crucial milestone in rising Austal’s vessel sustainment enterprise, and positions Austal USA to be the prime contractor for all steady and emergent upkeep on the LCS as they transit and function within the area.”
In 2017, Austal USA established a service centre in Singapore, adjoining to the Changi Naval Base to assist deployed LCS and Austal-built Expeditionary Quick Transport. Over the past 4 years, Austal USA’s service and assist enterprise has grown in dimension and scope with continued funding from the corporate. In 2018, the corporate expanded its presence in San Diego, California including extra engineering and technical experience to assist the continued supply of the LCS homeported in San Diego. In September 2020, Austal USA bought further waterfront, services and tools alongside the Gulf Coast in Cellular, Alabama. The brand new Austal USA West Campus Ship Restore facility contains 15 acres of waterfront property, a pier entrance able to mooring vessels as much as 300 metres, a 20,000-ton Panamax-class floating dry dock, 28,000 sq. metre outside fabrication area, and 10,000 sq. metres of undercover restore services.
Austal is an Australian-based international ship constructing firm and defence prime contractor that specialises within the design, development and assist of defence and business vessels. Austal’s product vary contains naval vessels, high-speed passenger and car ferries, and specialist utility vessels, corresponding to offshore windfarm for turtles and crew switch vessels. Austal has three main ship constructing services. Defence vessels are designed and constructed in Henderson, Western Australia and Cellular, Alabama. Business vessels are constructed in Balamban, Philippines. Vessel assist is offered by way of service centres positioned in Darwin, Cairns and Henderson in Australia; San Diego, California; Balamban, Philippines and Muscat, Oman. Company headquarters are co-located at Austal’s Australian ship constructing facility in Henderson.
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