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Gulf Island to build two more T-ATS tugs for Navy

Mar 26, 2020 11:03 AM

The Navajo class will provide towing, salvage and rescue services

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The following is text of a news release from the U.S. Department of Defense:

(WASHINGTON) — Gulf Island Shipyards LLC of Houma, La., has been awarded a $129.9 million firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract N00024-18-C-2207 to exercise options for the construction of two additional towing, salvage and rescue ships (T-ATS) and for the performance of unique item identification on the T-ATS 6-class program. 

Work will be performed in Houma, La. The contract also includes options for associated support efforts related to the ship design and construction for special studies, engineering and industrial services, provisioned items orders, unique item identification and data rights license. Work is expected to be complete by October 2022. Fiscal 2020 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $129.9 million will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

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