April 11, 2017 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Technical Solutions division has received a contract award to provide engineering services and technical, logistics, maintenance and installation/alteration support to Naval Sea System Command’s Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD).
AMSEC LLC, now part of the Fleet Support Group of HII’s Technical Solutions division, will perform the work for NSWCPD’s Cargo and Weapons Handling Division in major home ports in the United States, as well as in Canada and Egypt. If all options are exercised, the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, worth approximately $39 million, is expected to be completed by April 2022.
The work includes ship alterations, ship change documents, authorized work items, system repairs, operability testing, certification and inspections. Tasks also include drawing and technical manual development, fabrication of material and support for cargo/weapons and personnel elevators, dumbwaiters, magazine-handling systems, aircraft elevators and vertical package conveyors. The work will be conducted on U.S. Navy and Military Sealift Command ships, including LHA- and LHD-class amphibious assault ships, LPD-class amphibious transport docks, LSD-class dock landing ships, T-AOE-class fast combat support ships and T-AKE-class dry cargo/ammunition ships.
Dave Henshaw, program manager of the Fleet Support Group’s elevator support unit, said AMSEC has demonstrated a reliable performance record since its first task award in 1981. “Our technical experts have a commitment to safety and quality and have continuously supported the NSWCPD’s mission to deploy critically needed weapons and cargo-handling equipment technologies to the fleet,” he said.
James “Rocket” Hamilton, a director of operations for HII’s Fleet Support Group, added: “Our key personnel have over 112 years of combined conveyor, cargo/weapons elevator and deck machinery technical, logistics and engineering experience. With the increased operational tempo and current pressures on maintenance and modernization budgets, it is even more critical that NSWCPD can depend on a reliable partner.”