The US Navy has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman to complete planning work for the refuelling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of nuclear-powered USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier.
Under the $80.1m contract, the company will provide planning work for the ship overhaul which includes design, documentation, engineering, material procurement, shipboard inspections, fabrication and preliminary shipyard or support facility work.
The Northrop Grumman-built USS Abraham Lincoln is the fifth Nimitz Class carrier to undergo a life-time overhaul.
Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding aircraft carrier overhaul and carrier fleet support vice-president Jim Hughes said Lincoln’s RCOH would be undertaken by a group of experienced shipbuilders that would partner with the navy to ensure the successful completion of the project from the planning stages to redelivery of the ship.
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The contract has options, which, if exercised, would make the potential value of the contract $678.6m.