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Navy Contracts Totaling $477 Million Awarded To

Avondale Shipyards

The U.S. Navy recently exer- cised its option to have Avondale

Shipyards, Inc., a subsidiary of

Ogden Corporation, construct two additional fleet oilers at a total cost of $231.9 million. The Navy also awarded Avondale a $166- million contract to build a landing ship dock.

The Navy has options to award

Avondale up to four additional

LSDs, two through January 1985 at a total cost of $304 million, and two through January 1986 at a to- tal cost of $297 million. Both the fleet oiler and the landing ship dock contracts provide for escala- tion related to cost of labor and materials.

In November 1982 the Navy awarded Avondale a contract to build a first fleet oiler, scheduled for delivery in early 1986, and subsequently exercised an option for the construction of a second oiler for mid-1986 delivery. The two additional oilers awarded re- cently will be delivered at 4-month intervals after the mid-1986 deliv- ery. Construction of the first oiler will begin in 1984 at Avondale's main yard near New Orleans. $56.6-Million Award To

Ingalls For Long-Lead

Materials For LHD-1

Litton Systems Incorporated, In- galls Shipbuilding Division, Pas- cagoula, Miss., has been awarded a $59,607,882 face-value-increase to a previously awarded cost-plus- fixed-fee contract for long-lead time material for the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship LHD-1, including one boat and aircraft crane, two deck edge elevators, five air conditioner chill water plants, main and emergency switchboards, exterior communi- cations system, various power sup- plies, switchboards and control consoles, and four main feed booster pumps. The Naval Sea Systems

Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Marinette Marine Awarded $1-Million Minesweeper

Phase II Design Contract

Marinette Marine Corporation (MMC) has been notified by the

Naval Sea System Command that it is being awarded one of two

Phase II minesweeper hunter (MSH) design contracts. As a pre- vious participant in the MSH Phase

I preliminary design, MMC was one of four shipbuilders competing for the Phase II contracts. MMC completed Phase I earlier this year, and the resultant Phase II award was based upon the technical con- tent of MMC's Phase I MSH de- sign effort.

The MSH ship is a totally new class of vessel designated for U.S. coastal water mine hunting and sweeping duty. MMC is develop- ing this design through the efforts of its in-house engineering group, and such qualified teaming mem- bers as General Electric, Magna- vox, Marconi, NKF Engineering and Research, Analysis and Man- agement Corporation. MMC's de- sign approach utilizes the glass reinforced plastic (GRP) hull tech- nology of Intermarine, S.p.A. of It- aly, a world-renowned producer of fiberglass minesweepers. Designed as a low-cost, highly effective multi- mission mine hunting and sweep- ing vessel, the MMC ship will pro- vide the Navy with a greatly ex- panded U.S. defense capability.

Navy plans for the MSH pro- gram require MMC to complete the $1,000,000 Phase II MSH con- tract design in 8V2 months, with the anticipated award of the detail design and lead ship construction contract scheduled for August 1984.

The Navy intends to obtain 17 vessels of the new MSH class over a multi-year procurement cycle.

MMC currently has under con- tract the construction of the Navy's new Mine Countermeasure (MCM) class vessel. The continuation of the MSH design program provides

MMC with the opportunity to be- come one of the leading producers of state-of-the-art minesweepers worldwide.



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