Navy awards contract to Halter for oceanographic survey ship

The shipbuilder delivered sister vessel USNS Maury in 2016

(WASHINGTON) — Halter Marine of Pascagoula, Miss., has been awarded a $149,053,160 fixed-price-incentive (firm target) modification for the detail design and construction of one oceanographic survey ship (T-AGS 67).

Work will be performed in Pascagoula, Miss. (76 percent); Harahan, La. (8 percent); Belle Chase, La. (4.5 percent); Alpharetta, Ga. (4.5 percent); Mathews, La. (2.3 percent); Axis, Ala. (2 percent); Houston, Texas (1.5 percent); and Sherwood, Ore. (1.2 percent).

Fiscal 2018 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $149,053,160 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.

– U.S. Defense Department

Editor’s note: Halter Marine delivered the seventh ship in the Pathfinder class, USNS Maury (T-AGS 66), in 2016. Click here to read the story.

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USNS Maury (T-AGS 66) arrives at Naval Station Norfolk (Va.) in November 2017. U.S. Navy/Bill Mesta photo

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