Timken Gears & Services Inc. is being awarded a $62,5 million modification to previously awarded contract to exercise an option to procure two Main Reduction Gear (MRG) shipsets for Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) Class Destroyers.
The MRG is the set of gears that transmit the power from two main propulsion power turbines to the propulsion shaft. Each Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) Class Destroyer has two gear sets, one for each propulsion shaft. The MRGs will be used for DDG 51 Class Guided Missile Destroyers procured in fiscal 2015.
The equipment procured via this acquisition effort will be provided as Government Furnished Equipment to the DDG 51 Class shipbuilders.
Work will mostly be performed in Santa Fe Springs, California and is expected to be completed by October 2017. Fiscal 2015 shipbuilding conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $62,522,702 will be obligated at time of award and funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia is the contracting activity.
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