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Senators Collins, King Announce Nearly $23 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 $22,714,829 contract to continue providing planning yard services for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyers.

“Time and time again, the hardworking, highly-skilled men and women at Bath Iron Works demonstrate that Bath built is best built. Recent military engagements in the Red Sea have only confirmed this fact, as Bath built ships played a critical role in successfully protecting the global free trade system from terrorist threats,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement.  “This new funding is a testament to the shipyard’s expertise that will strengthen Maine’s economy and allow BIW’s engineers, designers, and planners to continue producing their world-class ships. 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.”

As the DDG 1000 planning yard, BIW provides engineering and design services and other products as required to maintain, modernize and sustain the 3-ship Zumwalt class. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $343,700,000. The work will be performed in Bath and is expected to be completed by March 2025. If additional options are exercised, work will continue through March 2029.

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