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Senators Collins, King Announce More Than $200 Million Contract Awarded to Bath Iron Works

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the U.S. Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works (BIW) a $202,733,090 contract for Planning Yard Services for the DDG-51 Class Guided Missile Destroyer program and the decommissioned FFG-7 (Oliver Hazard Perry class) frigates.

“The dedicated, highly skilled men and women that make up Bath Iron Works demonstrate that Bath-built is best built.  Military engagements in the Red Sea this year have only confirmed this fact, as Bath-built ships continue to play a critical role in protecting the global free trade system from terrorist threats,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement.  “Planning yard work is an essential element of sustaining BIW's design and engineering workforce.  We will continue our efforts to ensure that the shipyard has the resources it needs to construct these critical elements of our national security that protect our interests around the globe.”

This funding comes through the award of a cost-plus-award-fee contract for planning yard services with options that could grow that amount to $1.1 billion.  The work will be performed in Bath through July 2029.

Senator Collins is Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Ranking Member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.  Senator King is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Chair of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee.