BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair Inc. has been awarded a modified contract to complete the fitting out availability process for the USS Portland LPD-27, a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship for the U.S. Navy.
The deal, announced on Nov 21 by the Department of Defense, is worth more than $8.7 million under a cost-plus-award-fee modified contract, so BAE Systems will be given a base amount fee which is fixed at the inception of the contract, in addition to an award amount determined by the U.S. government that they believe provide sufficient motivation for excellence in contract performance.
The contract seeks to “exercise the option for the accomplishment of the fitting out availability for the LPD 27 amphibious transport dock ship and for continued efforts associated with the post shakedown availability for the USS John P. Murtha LPD-26 amphibious transport dock ship.”
The USS John P. Murtha in April 2016 successfully completed acceptance trials conducted by the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey.
San Antonio-class LPDs are 684 feet long, 105 feet in the beam, and have a speed of more than 22 knots.
Work on the contract will be performed in San Diego, Calif., with work on the USS John P. Murtha expected to be completed by February 2018 and work on the USS Portland completed in October 2018.