HII subsidiary AMSEC to deliver support services to US Navy ships

10 September 2015 (Last Updated September 10th, 2015 18:30)

Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) AMSEC subsidiary has received a contract from the US Navy to deliver support services to its naval ships on behalf of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center.

Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) AMSEC subsidiary has received a contract from the US Navy to deliver support services to its naval ships on behalf of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center.

The HII subsidiary is one of three contractors awarded a multiple task order, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (ID / IQ) contract worth $83m to support navy warships.

This ID / IQ contract covers hull, mechanical, and electrical engineering as well as analytical support, logistics support, and other technical support.

AMSEC president Harris Leonard said: "AMSEC has more than 34 years of experience delivering complete hull, mechanical and electrical services and alteration installation team solutions to the US fleet.

"We will build on our record of superior service to our military customers, including the Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center and the naval fleet they support."

"We will build on our record of superior service to our military customers, including the Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center."

Major works under the portion awarded to AMSEC will be performed in Norfolk, while other sites in the US and out of the continental US will carry out the remaining tasks.

The company is expected to complete the work, if all options are exercised, by September 2017.

AMSEC offers naval architecture and marine engineering, naval ship systems assessments, maintenance engineering, waterfront maintenance support, acquisition programme support, shipyard industrial engineering, and C4I installation and support services.

AMSEC project programme manager Christopher Fiori earlier said: "Deploying new technologies and providing maintenance, modernisation and technical services for the US Navy and other Department of Defense technical communities is AMSEC's primary mission."

In August, HII's Newport News Shipbuilding laid the keel for the US Navy's second Gerald R Ford-class aircraft carrier, USS John F Kennedy (CVN 79).

The new aircraft carrier, which is being constructed by HII under a $3.35bn contract, is expected to be delivered in 2022.