The Navy awarded AECOM Technical Services Inc. [ACM] a $92 million task order on July 29 to repair two berths at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) as part of the Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP).

This work covers repairs to the structural components of Berths 40 and 41 by replacing “deteriorated pile systems, cast-in-place concrete systems, pile caps, concrete beams, and fender pile systems.”

Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va. (Photo: GAO)
Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va. (Photo: GAO)

The work is expected to be finished by April 2024. The Navy said this contract was competitively procured with three offers received, but it did not disclose the other offerors.

The contracting activity, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic, said these repairs, along with an accompanying upgrade to Dry Dock 8 will “directly support the mission of NNSY to perform maintenance on Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers,” and are part of SIOP.

SIOP is the Navy’s $21 billion 20 year effort to modernize the four government-owned shipyards that perform maintenance on nuclear-powered ships.

NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic argued this award is a “crucial step to ensuring that NNSY has the infrastructure needed to service future fleet platforms and demonstrates the importance of the SIOP program for the Navy.”