BAE Systems has received a $36.7 million contract from the US Navy for the repair and maintenance of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans.

Bob Koerber, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair said:

“We look forward to working aboard the USS New Orleans again, this time in our new drydock. Our previous experience with the ship and the outstanding skills of our employees and teammates will help us to provide timely repairs and upgrades, and return the ship back to the fleet in great shape.”

Joe Campbell, vice and president and general manager of BAE Systems Ship Repair said:

“We made the strategic investment to meet the ship repair needs of the Navy. Soon, with two large drydocks in our shipyard, we’ll enhance the San Diego industrial base’s ability to repair warships in their homeport, providing the key maintenance and modernization work needed for the ships’ continued service to our nation and the stability for the ships’ crews.”

According to a press release, BAE Systems will begin work on the 684-foot-long ship in January 2017 and will perform structural and tank repairs, propulsion system repairs, and ventilation and auxiliary systems repairs, as well as preservation of the crew habitability systems and spaces. The work onboard the ship is expected to be completed in March 2018.

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