HII lands $2.99B Navy contract
Newport News Shipbuilding to provide maintenance on USS John C. Stennis
The U.S. Navy awarded Newport News-based Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division a $2.99 billion contract to refuel and overhaul USS John C. Stennis supercarrier, the Department of Defense announced Friday.
Under the contract, Newport News Shipbuilding will perform work for the second half of the estimated five-decade service life of the aircraft carrier. The Stennis was built at Newport News Shipbuilding, christened in 1993 and delivered to the Navy in 1995.
“Our teams have spent three years preparing and planning for each step of the process along the way, and we look forward to continuing our work with our suppliers and Navy partners in anticipation of the ship’s arrival at Newport News,” Todd West, Newport News Shipbuilding’s vice president, in-service aircraft carrier programs, said in a statement.
The refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) is about 35% of all maintenance and modernization in the aircraft carrier’s service life. Work will include refueling the ship’s reactors and work on more than 2,300 components and hundreds of tanks and systems.
HII is the nation’s largest military shipbuilding company, employing more than 42,000 people worldwide.