December 4, 2012

Bath Iron Works gets $70 million Navy contract

By Dennis Hoey
Staff Writer

BATH — United States Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) and U.S. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced Tuesday that Bath Iron Works has been given a $70 million contract that will allow the Maine shipyard to continue to design, plan and modernize the Navy’s fleet of warships for at least another year.

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Bath Iron Works

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The contract impacts BIW's work on the DDG-51 Arleigh Burke line of guided missile destroyers, which began in Bath in 1989, as well as the FFG-7 Oliver Perry class guided missile frigate, a warship that was launched in 1975.

“This contract represents $70 million of work at the yard next year, which is important to keep some of the best shipbuilders in the world on the job,” Pingree said in a statement.

“It (the contract) also represents the Navy’s continuing commitment to the surface fleet, which is crucial for the future of the Navy and of our national security,” Collins said.

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