USS John C. Stennis nuclear-powered plane service expects complicated overhaul

The U.S. Navy awards contract to Huntington Ingalls Inc. for an advance planning for the refueling and sophisticated overhaul (RCOH) of the nuclear-powered plane service USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

The contract, introduced Friday by the U.S. Division of Protection, is price greater than $187 million consists of engineering, design, materials procurement and fabrication, documentation, useful resource forecasting, and pre-overhaul inspections. Future modifications might lengthen the interval of efficiency to 30 months and enhance the contract worth if extra choices are exercised. Planning is scheduled to start this month.

Work will likely be carried out in Newport Information, Virginia, and is anticipated to be accomplished by July 2019.

“The strategy planning stage is critically vital to the general success of an engineering and development mission of this magnitude,” mentioned Chris Miner, vp, in-service plane service packages at HII’s Newport Information Shipbuilding division.

“This contract permits us to arrange for every step within the overhaul course of from getting ready for the ship’s arrival at Newport Information to its redelivery again to the Navy.”

Christened in 1993 and delivered to the Navy in 1995, USS John C. Stennis would be the seventh Nimitz-class service to endure an RCOH, representing 35 % of all upkeep and modernization accomplished throughout its 50-year service life.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest army shipbuilding firm and a supplier {of professional} companies to companions in authorities and business.

Photograph by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Brandenburg
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