$6.4M-8.6M for Overhaul and Drydocking of USNS Saturn
Detyens Shipyards, Inc. in North Charleston, SC won a $6.4 million firm-fixed-price contract for a major drydock and overhaul of the 1967-vintage combat stores ship T-AFS 10, a.k.a. USNS Saturn. Saturn is one of 6 combat stores ships operated by Military Sealift Command. They are part of the MSC Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force of approximately 35 ships, which provide fuel, food, ammunition, spare parts, and ocean towing services to U.S. Navy.
This is a major drydock and overhaul of various ship’s equipment, machinery, navigational gear, underway replenishment equipment and crew spaces. The work also includes preservation of the hull and freeboard, overhauling sea valves, possible replacement of steel hull plating, renewing cargo hold bulkhead insulation and pulling the tail shaft and propeller. This contract also contains options which would bring the total cumulative value of the contract to $8.6 million if exercised.
Work will be performed in North Charleston, SC and is expected to be completed by mid-July 2005. This contract was competitively procured, with seven proposals solicited and four offers received. The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command in Washington, DC issued the contract (N62381-05-C-2002).