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Austal USA Wins $128M Contract to Design, Build Navy’s Medium Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock

Austal‘s ship manufacturing business in Mobile, Alabama, will design and build a medium auxiliary floating dry dock for the U.S. Navy under a potential $128.1 million firm-fixed-price contract.

Naval Sea Systems Command received two offers for the project via a competitive procurement on SAM.gov, the Department of Defense said Friday.

The firm-fixed-price contract includes $98,620 in options for the shipbuilder to conduct special studies and provide spares to the service branch.

Austal USA said Monday that Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock Medium construction will occur in a modern steel panel line at the company’s facility in Alabama.

The 694-foot AFDM craft will have a lift capacity of 18,000 long tons and a clear deck working area of 90,800 square feet, the company noted.

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