Newport News Shipbuilding takes on maintenance services for nuclear prototypes at New York site
- January 3, 2012
Huntington Ingalls Industries said Tuesday that its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division has assumed responsibility for maintenance services at the Kenneth A. Kesselring Site in West Milton, N.Y.
Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corp. awarded NNS the contract last September to provide maintenance services on two nuclear reactor prototypes at the site, a research and development facility that supports the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Propulsion Program. A NNS management team relocated to Kesselring in October to begin the transition period.
“We are excited to welcome our Kesselring team to Newport News Shipbuilding,” Matt Mulherin, president of Newport News Shipbuilding, said in a statement. “We are fortunate to be gaining a wealth of talent and knowledge that will be of great benefit to both sites as we continue to explore ways to leverage our skills and capabilities in support of the Navy’s nuclear propulsion program.”
NNS competed for the cost-plus, fixed-fee, contract that contains a five-year base period valued at $195 million with a five-year option valued at $395 million.
Huntington Ingalls designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe.