Norfolk-based shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO has been awarded a USD 96.9 million contract for the execution of the USS Mason (DDG-87) fiscal year 2020 depot modernization period.
The contract covers a combination of maintenance, modernization and repair of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer.
“This is a “long-term” availability and was solicited on a coast-wide (East and Gulf coasts) basis without limiting the place of performance to the vessel’s homeport,” the US Department of Defence said.
The maintenance work is scheduled to be performed in Norfolk, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by May 2021.
This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to USD 132.2 million and be completed by May 2021.
USS Mason was built at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, and construction began in January 2000.
She was commissioned in 2003 and is currently homeported in Norfolk, Virginia.
In November, USS Mason returned to Norfolk Naval Station after completing a seven-month deployment to the US 6th and 5th Fleet areas of operation.