Basic Dynamic’s NASSCO shipyard in Barrio Logan was awarded a $600 million Navy contract Wednesday for long-lead-time materials to assist building of two extra fleet oilers and a sixth expeditionary sea base.
The contract contains $500 million for the seventh and eighth ships within the John Lewis-class of fleet oilers and $100 million for the sixth ship within the advanced expeditionary sea base program.
“NASSCO shipbuilders are honored to construct T-AO 211, T-AO 212 and ESB 8,” stated Dave Carver, president of Basic Dynamics NASSCO. “The NASSCO staff is happy to work with our Navy companions to make sure the success of each historic applications, that are crucial in supporting the Navy’s ahead presence.”
Development of the ships is scheduled to start within the third quarter of 2023 and proceed into 2027.
The corporate stated the brand new contract is a chance to maintain and develop the workforce alongside San Diego’s working waterfront.
The fourth ship within the expeditionary sea base program, the long run USNS John L. Canley, was christened on the shipyard on Saturday. These vessels are floating Marine bases that may assist particular operations missions.
The fleet oilers are designed to refuel and replenish Navy service strike group ships whereas working at sea.