From Washington, D.C.

Bath Iron Works secures $126 million federal contract

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 8:30pm

Bath Iron Works has been awarded a $126 million sole source contract to continue integrated planning yard services for DDG-51 Arleigh Burke-class ships (guided missile destroyers). The contract includes options that could bring the cumulative value to $719,178,832 over five years.

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

Planning yard services include design, planning, logistics and modernization efforts and 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.  Last week, Senators Collins and King welcomed U.S. Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer to BIW to participate in the keel laying ceremony for the USS Carl M. Levin (DDG-120).