General Dynamics Awarded $24 Million to Renovate and Modernize USS Harpers Ferry

Jul 25, 2011, 15:30 ET from General Dynamics NASSCO

SAN DIEGO, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics NASSCO $24.4 million in contract modifications to support an extensive renovation and modernization of the USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), including alterations and repairs, as part of the fiscal year 2011 Extended Docking Phased Maintenance Availability (EDPMA). The company will also inspect and test all of the ship's systems and components.  NASSCO is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

The awards constitute a portion of the work to be accomplished during this availability. The full value of the contract is anticipated to reach approximately $100 million.  This work will engage NASSCO's ship repair organization, which comprises more than 750 employees.  Possessing proven technical capabilities, these employees work on all facets of surface ship repair.  Work is expected to be completed by July 2012.  

General Dynamics NASSCO leads the repair and maintenance work conducted aboard all San Diego homeported LSD, LHA and LHD-class amphibious assault ships and FFG 7-class frigates.  In 2011, this work will include major overhauls and upgrades to the USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), USS Rushmore (LSD 47) and numerous upkeep availabilities on the U.S. Navy ships homeported in San Diego.

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