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Southwest Marine, Inc. (SWM) San Diego, CA

In February 1997 Southwest Marine was awarded a $10,379,574 firm-fixed-price contract for the Carrier Overhaul Availability of USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63). This contract contained options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the entire contract to $11,860,003. Work was in San Diego, and was expected to be completed by December 1997.

In August 1997 the US Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) awarded Southwest Marine, Inc. (SWM) a $26 million, cost-plus-award-fee contract for the repair, overhaul, dry-docking and upgrade of the U.S. Navy ammunition ship USNS KISKA (T-AE 35). With options, the total value of the contract could exceed $30 million. The availability wass scheduled to begin on December 1, 1997, and completed on October 26, 1998. Between 300 and 400 workers per day were assigned to the job.

Southwest Marine's San Diego shipyard won all three West Coast fixed-price Aegis Class Cruiser overhauls scheduled to begin in 1998 and 1999. The USS BUNKER HILL (CG-52) was awarded in July of 1998, and the USS COWPENS (CG-63) was awarded in December of the same year. In February 1999 the US Navy announced the award of an $11.5 million fixed-price contract to Southwest Marine for the complete overhaul and modernization of the Aegis Class Cruiser USS PRINCETON (CG-59). The work will be performed in Southwest Marine's San Diego yard beginning on June 16, 1999. The availability was scheduled to complete on March 29, 2000.

SWM has won all of the LPD and LSD-class ships in San Diego. In May 1995 Southwest Marine was awarded a contract by the US Navy for repairs, alterations and maintenance to six LPD-4 Class vessels homeported in San Diego. The sixteen Phased Maintenance Availabilities, including both drydocking and non-drydocking work, were scheduled to begin on 7-17-95 and complete on December 3, 1999. The package also included any necessary emergent repairs. The work will be performed at SWM's San Diego yard. The ships involved in this contract were the USS CORONADO (AGF-11), USS OGDEN (LPD-5), USS JUNEAU (LPD-10), USS DENVER (LPD-9), USS DULUTH (LPD-6) and USS CLEVELAND (LPD-7).

In March 1996 the Navy awarded Southwest Marine the five year, phased maintenance contract for repair work on three LSD Class ships. Work on the first vessel, USS ANCHORAGE (LSD-36), began in June of 1996. The entire contract went through August of 2001. The other two ships scheduled for work were USS FORT FISHER (LSD-40) and USS MOUNT VERNON (LSD-39). In June 2000 the Navy awarded a contract worth over $100 million to Southwest Marine. This five-year, phased-maintenance contract is the follow-on to the ships SWM has been repairing since 1985. The ships in this contract include USS DENVER (LPD-9), USS MT. VERNON (LSD-39), USS ANCHORAGE (LSD-36), USS DULUTH (LPD-6), USS DUBUQUE (LPD-8), USS CLEVELAND (LPD-7) and USS CORONADO (AGF-11). SWM won the first LPD/LSD contract in 1985, the second contract in 1990 and the third contract in 1995. The current and fourth consecutive contract has a total of 16 availabilities. The first scheduled nine-week availability includes the dry-docking of the USS DENVER in September of 2000. Approximately 400 to 500 workers per day will be assigned to the USS DENVER. The USS CORONADO, the last availability of the contract, is scheduled for work in the year 2005. These Best Value Procurement awards were made based on cost, past performance and a track record of craftsmanship and on-time delivery.

In September 2000 the Navy awarded a five-year, phased-maintenance contract for LSD - 41/49-class ships to Southwest Marine. USS PEARL HARBOR (LSD-52) arrives at SWM on October 11, 2000. USS COMSTOCK (LSD-45), the last availability, is scheduled to complete on September 14th, 2005. USS RUSHMORE (LSD-47), USS HARPERS FERRY (LSD-49) and USS GERMANTOWN (LSD-42) are also part of the contract. The ships are all home ported in San Diego.

NASSCO had this contract from 1995 through this year. One of the reasons SWM won this work is the groundbreaking teaming arrangement with Continental Maritime and Pacific Ship Repair and Fabrication. This partnership helps to level the manning peaks and valleys by better distribution of work. The other reason for the award was the competitive price and outstanding prior performance on past availabilities.

In August 2001 the Navy announced the award of a $54 million, five-year continuous maintenance contract for work on DDG-51-class ships to Southwest Marine Inc (SWM). SWM holds the DDG PSA continuous maintenance contract, and with the award of this contract, performs all DDG repair work in San Diego. This award includes ten ships: USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG-53), USS FITZGERALD (DDG-62), USS STETHAM (DDG-63), USS BENFOLD (DDG-65), USS MILIUS (DDG-69), USS DECATUR (DDG-73), USS HIGGINS (DDG-85), USS McCAMPBELL (DDG-85), USS PREBLE (DDG-88) and USS MUSTIN (DDG-89). The contract also includes an option for USS LASSEN (DDG-82) in FY 2003 and USS HOWARD in FY 2004. The work package on each ship includes dry docking, shaft work, underwater hull painting, maintenance, various repairs, electronic upgrades, structural and piping work and alterations. The USS STETHAM (DDG-63), arrived at SWM on Sept. 26, 2001. The last ship in the contract, USS DECATUR (DDG-73), arrives on July 12, 2006. The entire contract contains a total of 23 availabilities.

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