Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the U.S. Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works an $87,218,473 sole source contract. The funding will be used to continue Integrated Planning Yard services for Arleigh Burke-class and Oliver Hazard Perry-class ships.
“This announcement is welcome news for the hardworking men and women at Bath Iron Works,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement. “This funding demonstrates the Navy’s continued commitment to BIW and its confidence in the shipyard’s highly skilled employees, who are vital to Maine’s economy and to our nation’s security.”
This cost-plus-award-fee contract, which is expected to be completed by February 2019, is for the continuation of Integrated Planning Yard services. It covers integrated planning and support for the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and Oliver Hazard Perry-class of frigates built at BIW, and tasks include design, planning, and modernization efforts.
Senator Collins is a member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, and Senator King is a member of the Armed Services Committee.