Global maritime engineering and design provider Gibbs & Cox (G&C) has received a contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) for programme management and technical services.

As per the contract, Gibbs & Cox will aid in the modernisation of the assault craft, submarines, and surface ships of the US Army and Navy.

The company is part of the five firms selected for the $165m IDIQ contract.

Gibbs & Cox said in a statement: “Our Philadelphia Navy Yard office emphasises client relationships by making ourselves available for onsite support and delivering quality results.

“G&C, along with our teammates, have collaborated with NSWCPD for years, and the recognition of this trusted partnership with an award makes G&C honored to be a valued member of the NSWC Philadelphia Division’s Code 442 technical team.”

In April 2018, Gibbs & Cox secured a contract to provide engineering support services for US Navy vessels.

Prior to this, in January of the same year, the company won a contract to support the functional design of the Royal Saudi Navy’s Freedom-class multi-mission surface combatant (MMSC).

In a separate development, NSWCPD started the delivery of 95 damage control management laptops preloaded with software that will permit the crew on the vessels to track and isolate Covid-19 cases.

The Machinery Control System & Advanced Damage Control System (ADCS) Branch of NSWCPD started installations of ADCS on aircraft carriers and amphibious ships in 2018 on a class-by-class basis.

NSWCPD plans to reuse ADCS to help the ships to manage and reduce the impact of the novel coronavirus.