Charleston, S.C. repair yard Detyens Shipyards has been awarded a $24,235,291 firm-fixed-price contract for a 120-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul dry-docking of the U.S. Navy oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201). Work is expected to be complete by October 2020.
The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to $27,416,444. The Military Sealift Command is the contracting activity.
Work will include main and emergency switchboard cleaning, lifeboat and rescue boat davit maintenance and testing, 6,000 hour overhaul of port and starboard main engine exhaust valves, port and starboard main engine fuel injection pumps, annual firefighting inspection and certification, inspection and overhaul of shaft brakes, ship’s service diesel generator #3 overhaul, prep and paint saltwater ballast tanks 10 port and starboard, prep and paint fore peak tank, prep and paint diesel fuel marine cargo tank 7 port, prep and paint jet propellant 5 contaminated tank, prep and paint diesel fuel marine contaminated tank, tank deck non-skid renewal frames 40-50, miscellaneous steel repairs, shower panel and flooring renewals, control reversible pitch propeller system and propeller blade seal maintenance, stern tube seal maintenance, underwater hull cleaning and recoating, freeboard blast and preservation, tail shaft removal and survey, carpet, tile and terrazzo replacement, bi-annual gauge calibration, blast and paint 02 level lifeboats, pump room bilge preservation, starboard capstan overhaul, reefer plant groom, tank deck sprinkler system flush, inspection and painting of diesel fuel marine piping, sea valve and waster piece overhaul, davit modifications and installation of new lifeboats, various pump overhauls, underway replenishment station permanent repairs stations 3 and 4, various steel deck renewals, miscellaneous pipe repair, underway replenishment gear maintenance, stability test, kingpost repairs (partial) trans-alternation, trash chute removal trans-alternation, Gaylord booster heater replacement trans-alternation and fire detection and alarm system replacement trans-alternation.
The 677-foot Henry J. Kaiser-class underway replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent entered service in 1995 and is operated by the Military Sealift Command to deliver fuel to U.S. Navy ships at sea.