2019 February 23 13:38

VT Halter Marine gets Navy's APL(S) design and construction contract modification

VT Halter Marine Inc., Pascagoula, Mississippi, has been awarded a $39,808,087 modification to previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract N00024-18-C-2230 to exercise an option for the detail design and construction of an Auxiliary Personnel Lighter – Small (APL(S)). The initial contract was for the detail design and construction of the lead and second craft in the APL(S) 67 class; this option is for the first of four additional craft, the US Department of Defense said in contract announcements.

The contract also includes options for associated support efforts related to the craft design and construction for deployment spare parts, crew familiarization, international delivery, and production-level technical data package including data rights. Work will be performed in Pascagoula, Mississippi (59 percent); the remaining 42 percent will be performed in the following areas: Mandeville, Louisiana; Metairie, Louisiana; Gautier, Mississippi; Billerica, Massachusetts; and Boca Raton, Florida; and is expected to be completed by November 2020.  Fiscal 2019 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $39,808,087 is being obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.