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October 27, 2010

$67 million more for inactivating USS Enterprise

USS Enterprise (CVN 65) will be the first U.S. nuclear powered aircraft carrier to be decommissioned. And the inactivation process won't be cheap!

Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding - Newport News, Newport News, Va., is being awarded a $67,145,839 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification (62793-07-C-0001) for continuation of FY 2011 advance planning efforts to prepare and make ready for the defueling and inactivation of the Enterprise and its reactor plants. This effort will provide for all advanced planning, shipchecks, design, documentation, engineering, procurement, fabrication and preliminary shipyard or support facility work. Work will be performed in Newport News, Va., and is expected to complete by Sept. 30, 2011. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair, Newport News, Va., is the contracting activity.


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