US Navy and MSC award contracts to Fairbanks Morse Service

September 1, 2021 (Last Updated September 1st, 2021 12:18)

The services to be delivered under the contracts will support various US naval platforms.

US Navy and MSC award contracts to Fairbanks Morse Service
Artist rendering of the USS John Lewis (TAO-205). Credit: General Dynamics NASSCO.

Fairbanks Morse Service (FMS) has secured multiple contracts from the Military Sealift Command (MSC) and the US Navy for maintenance and repair services.

The MSC contract includes parts, service, technical support, planned maintenance, engineering, technical publications, and configuration management support.

These services will be delivered for various class ships, including vehicle cargo vessels, Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ships, the new John Lewis-class replenishment oiler, and the Henry J Kaiser replenishment oiler.

This five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract is valued at up to $170m.

Multiple contracts were also awarded by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) to FMS on behalf of the US Navy. They have a combined value of $60m.

These contracts include a five-year basic ordering agreement for US Navy submarine emergency diesel generators (EDG) and a four-year IDIQ time-and-material contract for EDG global repair services.

The EDGs will support the US Navy’s SSBN/SSGN 726, SSN 688, and SSN 21 classes of submarine.

FMD CEO George Whittier said: “The reputation Fairbanks Morse Defense has established over 80 years as a trusted defence service provider is affirmed by these opportunities with the US Navy and Military Sealift Command.

“We are proud to support these military organisations as they continue the indelible task of defending our country.”

Fairbanks Morse Service (FMS) is the aftermarket support division of Fairbanks Morse Defense (FMD).

In November last year, Fairbanks Morse announced it would provide Ship Service Diesel Generator (SSDG) sets for the US Navy’s new America-class amphibious assault ship.