Northrop awarded contract, cleaning up
PASCAGOULA — Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a $41.3-million cost-plus-fixed fee contract for life cycle engineering and support services on the U.S. Navy’s USS San Antonio class of amphibious transport dock ships.
This is the second contract award to the Pascagoula shipyard for LPD ship services. The first contract was awarded in 2005.
Services include post-delivery planning and engineering, systems integration and engineering support, research engineering, material support, fleet modernization program planning, supply chain management, maintenance and training for certain shipboard systems.
In a separate item, Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding’s East Bank property in Pascagoula will be clean up by the end of the year.
Northrop spokesman Bill Glenn tells The Mississippi Press that a contractor will demolish all of the buildings and warehouses on the 166-acre area that the company no longer uses.
Glenn says the company hasn’t yet decided what to do with the property after it is razed.
In 1938, Ingalls Shipbuilding established a yard and began building commercial cargo ships on the east bank of the Pascagoula River. In the 1950s, the company started defense building for the Navy.
Litton Industries acquired Ingalls in the early 1960s and expanded its shipbuilding operations to the west side of the river, and in 2001 Northrop Grumman bought the shipyard.
After Hurricane Katrina damaged the site in 2005, Northrop Grumman mostly stopped using the East Bank, except for warehouse storage.
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