The work of maintaining, modernizing and repairing the USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) and USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) for the U.S. Navy is going to San Diego-based vessel design and build company General Dynamics NASSCO.
The company announced Oct. 13 that it had secured the lucrative contract for an initial $15.6 million with options. If the options are all exercised, the contract would be worth a total of $753.8 million. It also would mean work through November 2030.
The work is expected to be performed in both San Diego and Norfolk, Virginia.
“NASSCO and our industry partners are looking forward to executing a pair of successful availabilities and are thankful the navy has sole-sourced the contract to us to lead this effort,” NASSCO Vice President of Repair Dave Baker said. “Much like our recent success with the modernization on USS Pinckney, our repair team is ready to tackle another opportunity with our Navy partners and get these ships back to the fleet in a timely manner.”
NASSCO won a $121 million contract to help the U.S. Navy update, repair and maintain systems of the USS Pinckney, a guided missile destroyer, in 2021.