On July 24, San Diego-based ship repair company BAE Systems was awarded a $37.7 million contract action for the maintenance, modernization and repair of the USS John P. Murtha, a nine-year-old Navy amphibious transport dock ship.
The Naval Sea Systems Command, located in Washington, D.C., is the contracting party.
The scope of the work to be performed includes labor, as well as supervision, equipment, production, testing, facilities and quality assurance for modernization, maintenance and repair of the vessel.
The contract includes options, which if exercised, would bring its cumulative value to $42.44 million. Work is to be performed in San Diego and is expected to be completed by September, 2024. However, if all options are exercised, work would continue through September 2024, according to Naval Sea Systems Command.
The USS John P. Murtha is a 25,000-ton ship that was initially launched in October, 2014. The vessel has an overall length of 684 feet, 1 inch; a beam of 104 feet, 8 inches; and a draft of 23 feet.
It can reach a top speed of 22 knots and has a capacity of 699 people, which can surge to 800 if needed.