Another $166.3M to Bechtel for Nuke Engines
Bechtel Plant Machinery Inc. in Pittsburgh, PA received a $166.3 million cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-02-C-2102) for naval nuclear propulsion components. Work will be performed in Pittsburgh, PA (73%) and Schenectady, N.Y. (27%). Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Work completion date or additional information is not provided on naval nuclear propulsion contracts. The Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C. issued the contract.
Previous awards to Bechtel for naval nuclear propulsion components included $104.2 million in May 2005 (FY 2005 contract), another $272.2 million in October 2005, and $480.7 million in November 2005 to Bechtel Bettis at Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. The Bettis Lab develops naval nuclear propulsion, and one of its major initiatives at present is the CVN-21‘s new nuclear power plants.