Earl Industries to Undertake USS Tornado Works

Earl Industries, LLC, doing business as General Dynamics NASSCO Mayport, Jacksonville, Florida, is being awarded a $19,8 million firm-fixed-price contract for docking phased maintenance availability to include drydocking, hull plating replacement, propulsion engine removal and habitability work onboard USS Tornado (PC 14).


The docking phased maintenance availability work on USS Tornado consists of 55 percent hull structure repairs, 16 percent propulsion repairs, 11 percent paint/decking and preservation, and 8 percent auxiliary pumps and systems.

The remaining 10 percent miscellaneous repairs consist of temporary services, electrical and electronic repairs. The basic work package consists of 89 work items. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $20,9 million.

Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Florida, and is expected to be completed by August 2015. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance (Navy) funding in the amount of $19,8 million will be obligated at time of award.

Contract funds in the amount of $20,9 million will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

This contract was competitively procured with seven proposals solicited via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two offers received. Southeast Regional Maintenance Center, Mayport, Florida, is the contracting activity.

Press Release, June 19, 2014; Image: Wikimedia

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