Senator Susan Collins, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced that the U.S. Navy is awarding General Dynamics a contract with a potential value of up to $47.4 million for work to be done at Bath Iron Works (BIW). This basic ordering agreement is for work that will be completed on DDG 51 Class Destroyers that have completed a shakedown cruise. According to the Navy, the orders to be issued are for engineering support, craft assistance, the ordering and processing of required material in support of PSAs, and the accomplishment of emergent industrial availabilities such as drydocking availabilities.
“This funding is welcome news for Bath Iron Works and its skilled workers,” said Senator Collins. “BIW continues to prove that it is a valuable asset to our national security and I will continue to work with the Navy to help ensure that it continues to be awarded such valuable contracts.”
Work on these ships is expected to be completed by September 2012.