Vigor press release
Both are Independence-class littoral combat ships and will go to Harbor Island in Seattle, Wash. for the DSRA.
The award reflects the ongoing strong partnership between the Navy and Vigor, which is currently performing work on USS Chosin (CG 65) and USS Cape St. George (CG 71) in Seattle, as well as USS McCampbell (DDG 85) in Portland, Ore. Additionally, Vigor recently began work on USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) at Pearl Harbor.
“Vigor is honored to serve the U.S. Navy across the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. Our continued partnership is a testament to the capabilities of our skilled workers, who take great pride in supporting the Navy. Our team works relentlessly to achieve quality work and ensure the Navy as able to return its ships to service on time.”
Adam Beck, Vigor Executive Vice President of Ship Repair
Both vessels will undergo similar work during the DSRA, as well as additional structural repairs throughout. Flight deck support stanchions will be replaced and the underwater hull will be painted. Jet drives will be overhauled; the main propulsion engines will receive a checkup and overhaul; and several ancillary systems will be repaired. Regular Planned Maintenance (PMAV) will also be conducted during the availability.
Vigor will begin work on Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) in June, and USS Omaha (LCS 12) in September. Approximately 165 employees are expected to work on the ships during their stays. The overall contract for both vessels is valued at up to $110 million.