Navy awards BIW $14M for destroyer work

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BATH — Bath Iron Works was awarded a $14 million contract extension to provide logistic support for the construction of the DDG-1000 class of ships.

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced the award Tuesday.

“This contract helps keep workers on the job and work moving forward on the DDG1000 line,” Pingree said. “Bath continues to produce the best built ships in the world and the Navy knows it.”

Under the contract, BIW will provide technical and industrial engineering for the DDG-1000 ship design.

The U.S.S. Zumwalt, the first vessel in the DDG-1000 line, is being built at BIW and scheduled to be delivered to the Navy in 2013.