U.S. Navy Programs
From our shipyards' earliest days building warships, tankers, support vessels and even submarines for the Navy, to our companies' multi-ship/multi-option maintenance contracts today, our people have long understood that when we work on U.S. Navy ships, lives truly depend on everything we do. We know that on time performance is every bit as important as quality to a Commander with orders to sail. And so the people of Vigor Shipyards constantly keep in mind the first line of the Vigor Code: Be Smart - Do the right thing the first time.
Vigor Shipyards and our sister company Vigor Marine in Portland hold MSRA (Master Ship Repair Agreement) and ABR (Agreement for Boat Repair) contracts with the Navy. We perform long-availability and short-turn-around maintenance for aircraft carriers, destroyers and frigates.
Our MSMO contracts date back to 1986, with regular renewals.
We're in our third cycle of CVN (nuclear-propelled aircraft carriers) maintenance, our 12th CNO availability for Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) and Drydock (DPIA) work and regularly perform numerous upkeep and short avails.
Our current Surface Ship MSMO contracts started in 2000. We're today on our third cycle, including drydocking and our 24th & 25th CNO availabilities. We perform up to three dozen small avails on surface ships every year.
Vigor Shipyards MSMO contracts mean the Navy can rely on the same workforce; ship familiarity brings reduced maintenance time. And having Vigor Shipyards on the team from planning through execution helps keeps Navy costs down. And Vigor's long-term history with the Navy means we take pride in "ownership." Our success is measured in how well we keep these vessels sailing, not in how long they're docked.
U.S. Coast Guard Programs
Our decades of Coast Guard collaboration mean that for complex sustainment programs, the government can rely on our expertise to help identify, plan, execute and document fleet maintenance. We work closely with the government to deliver the right maintenance at the right time, making best use of maintenance dollars to achieve readiness objectives. We do this through multi-year maintenance contracts for POLAR class icebreakers, for the Coast Guard's only operational icebreaker USCGC HEALY and for the Navy's CVN's, DDG's and FFG's.
Our Coast Guard-dedicated teams, on the piers and in our administrative ranks, know these large vessels inside and out. We're executing $56M in maintenance and modernization efforts aboard USCGC POLAR STAR to return it to service in 2013, and we stand ready to assist should a decision be made to return USCGC POLAR SEA to active service.
We also meet routine and emergent maintenance requirements for the remainder of the USCG fleet, including National Security Cutters, the legacy high and medium endurance cutters, and the buoy tender fleet. From 1985 to 1992, our Seattle yard revitalized the WHEC 378 Hamilton Class through a $55 million-per-vessel overhaul that included engineering, habitability, electronics and combat system upgrades.
And Vigor Industrial companies, along with leading naval architects and vessel designers, are combining our Coast Guard expertise with our century of competitive shipbuilding to smartly plan for and, we believe, ultimately execute the largest acquisition program in Coast Guard history - the Offshore Patrol Cutter design-build project.