Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division has awarded a contract to Curtiss-Wright for the delivery of main propulsion steam turbines and related auxiliary equipment.
The equipment is set to be installed on-board the US Navy’s Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier, the future USS Enterprise (CVN 80).
The deal was awarded to support the planned construction of the vessel and is valued at more than $85m.
Curtiss-Wright chairman and chief executive officer David C Adams said: “We are pleased to have been awarded this important naval defence contract, underscoring Curtiss-Wright’s long-standing relationship with the US Navy and continued support of their critical platforms, which continue to receive strong Congressional support.
“This contract reflects the first award received by our Dresser-Rand government business acquired on 2 April 2018, and ensures that we will continue to provide the most advanced and reliable steam turbine technologies to Newport News Shipbuilding and the US Navy.
“Furthermore, our innovative products and reliable solutions continue to support the US Navy’s cost and delivery targets, and reinforce the fleet readiness commitments for the aircraft carrier platform.”
Work on the project is being carried out by the power segment within the company’s EMS division.
Engineering and production of the contracted equipment is slated to begin this year and will continue through to 2022 at the earliest.
The Curtiss-Wright products are scheduled to be shipped to Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia, US, upon completion.
The nuclear-powered future USS Enterprise represents the ninth US Navy vessel to carry the name and possesses a displacement of approximately 100,000t.