Fairbanks Morse has secured a contract from the US Navy for the provision of higher value lifecycle maintenance.
The indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract is valued at about $13.5m and will cover all US Navy ships with Fairbanks Morse engines.
The company will work on enabling improved lifecycle support and maximising its products in critical Navy applications.
Fairbanks Morse president Deepak Navnith said: “The team at Fairbanks Morse is honoured that the US Navy has entrusted our certified technicians to extend the lifecycle of the most rigorously used engines in the world. Additionally, this extensive contract will provide American workers with jobs in our service centres across the country.”
The scope of the contract includes technical and engineering services, logistics, training, and administrative and programme management efforts related to diesel engine lifecycles and in-service operations.
Under the contract, the company is required to provide services, personnel, facilities, expertise, technical information, special tools, supplies and incidental materials necessary to help improve the lifespan of the Navy vessels.
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According to Fairbanks Morse, the IDIQ contract is designed to enable the Navy to remove the administrative, time and cost burdens associated with working through an intermediate party.
The contract also helps streamline pricing for support services under a single agreement.
In November last year, the company was awarded a contract to build main propulsion diesel engines for the US Navy’s first Flight II-class landing platform/dock (LPD) ship, LPD 30.
Fairbanks Morse, which is a subsidiary of EnPro Industries, also won a $17.3m contract last May to provide servicing to US Navy’s Military Sealift Command vessels equipped with the company’s engines.