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Bender Shipbuilding Gets

Contract on Ticonderoga

Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co.,

Inc. was awarded a 120-day contract tor the drydocking of the USS Ticonderoga, the Navy's first Aegis Cruiser, presently homeported in Pascagoula, Miss. The vessel's overhaul is being managed by the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conver- sion in Pascagoula, Miss, for the Depart- ment of the Navy.

Repairs, which are scheduled to begin in February 2002, consist of rudder, shafting, valve, structural and electrical repairs as well as major preservation items that presently total approximately $8 million. Bender has the option pric- ing in place for additional work that could bring the total package to almost $16 million.

Trinity House Returns

To A&P Shipcare

A&P Shipcare recently completed the refit of the Trinity House Light Vessel

LV21at the Group's Ramsgate facility.

The vessel, which arrived during early

November for a hull blast and paint pro- gram, was the fourth vessel from Trinity

House Light House Service to slip at

A&P's Ramsgate facility since it opened in 2000.

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Electric Boat Gets $7.6M Navy Contract

Electric Boat Corporation, a General

Dynamics Company, Groton. Conn., is being awarded a $7.6 million cost-plus- fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-96-C-2100) to exercise an option for On Board

Repair Parts (OBRPs).

Work will be performed in Groton,

Conn. (55 percent) and Newport News,

Va. (45 percent), and is to be completed by June 2004. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The Naval Sea Systems Command,

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

USS Gunston Hall Goes

To Norfolk For Work

Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock

Corp., Norfolk. Va., is being awarded an $8.4 million fixed-price contract for the

Phased Maintenance Availability of

USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44).

Work includes miscellaneous structur- al, electrical, and mechanical repairs including ship alterations, and alter- ations equivalent to repairs.

Work will be performed in Norfolk,

Va., and is expected to be completed by

June 2002.

Grand Bahama Shipyard's

Drydock Arrives

Grand Bahama Shipyard's Dock No. 2, which is the former Cascade General

Dock No. 4, arrived safely at it new spot at the Freeport, Bahamas shipyard on

December 11. The floating drydock, which measures 984 x 2,296 ft. (300 x 700 m) and is capable of lifting 85,000 tons, will be the largest floating dock on the Eastern seaboard of the U.S., accom- modating cruise vessels up to 150,000 grt or VLCC tankers of up to 250,000 tdwt.

The 20,000 n.m. tow from Portland,

Ore. to the Freeport, Bahamas shipyard encompassed 160 days. The dock trav- eled across the Pacific Ocean passing close to Hawaii, through the Philippines an the East Indies, across the Indian

Ocean and up the Red Sea, through the

Suez Canal and then across the Mediter- ranean and the Atlantic.

Preparations are currently underway at the shipyard for the dock, which is expected to be fully operational by the end of March 2002.

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