Boston Ship Repair to overhaul USNS Big Horn

USNS Big Horn. Photo: US Navy

The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command has awarded Boston Ship Repair a $9.9 million firm-fixed-price contract for a shipyard availability and regular overhaul and dry docking of the Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198).

The 56-calendar day undertaking will include general services, main and emergency switchboard cleaning, group control centers and motor control cleaning.

Under the contract, Boston Ship Repair will also conduct lifeboats davit repair and maintenance, tank deck overhead painting, cargo tank preservation, chill water and potable water piping renewal on tank deck overhead, fire and ballast pump motor overhaul, oil mist detector groom repair, special hull survey number five, oil mist detector groom, propeller hub replacement, shaft line replacement, main engine turbo charger replacement, power take off clutch coupling overhaul and hot water tank replacement.

The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to $10,527,552.

USNS Big Horn is expected to leave dry dock by March 9, 2017.

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