Huntington Ingalls receives carrier contract

WAVY-TV 10 Photo

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Huntington Ingalls Industries has received a contract worth more than $49 million to begin planning for work associated with defueling the USS George Washington.

Huntington Ingalls says the 12-month contract awarded to its Newport News Shipbuilding division includes planning, engineering and shipboard inspections.

Newport News Shipbuilding vice president Chris Miner says in a news release that the company hopes the contract is the first step toward a full award of the refueling and complex overhaul planning contract for the George Washington.

If approved, Huntington Ingalls says the George Washington would be the sixth Nimitz-class carrier to undergo a refueling and complex overhaul.

Complex overhauls occur only once in the 50-year-life of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.


Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s