Senators Collins, King Announce Nearly $50 Million Contract Awarded to Bath Iron Works

Cumulative value of contract could reach $304 million over five years

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that Bath Iron Works has been awarded a $49,817,723 contract for lead yard services for DDG-51 Arleigh Burke-class ships.  The contract includes options that could bring the cumulative value to $304,843,466 over five years.

“This contract reflects the Navy’s ongoing confidence in BIW to support and deliver high-quality ships that are essential to our national security,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement.  “BIW employs the finest shipbuilders, engineers, and designers in the world who prove every day that Bath built is best built.  We are pleased that this contract will help these highly skilled employees continue to carry out their important work.”

The scope of the contract includes engineering, technical, material, procurement and production support, data and logistics management, acceptance and post-delivery test and trials, detail design development, and other tasks in support of the DDG-51 class of destroyers.  Lead yard services employs BIW engineers, designers, and planners. 

Senator Collins is a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, and Senator King is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.