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Vigor awarded contract modification for USS Chosin maintenance programme

13th November 2020 - 15:10 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

In service for nearly 30 years, USS Chosin in 2019 headed to Seattle to undergo an extensive programme of maintenance and modernisation, which is expected to conclude in 2021.

Vigor Marine has been awarded a $24 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the maintenance and modification of the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Chosin, according to the US DoD.

The award will see Vigor support the extended dry-docking of the Chosin, which arrived in Seattle in Q1 2020 for an extensive refurbishment package, and is expected to be completed by October 2021.

In September 2019 Vigor was awarded a $254 million firm-fixed-price contract for the modernisation of USS Chosin and sister ship USS Cape St George

It was announced at the time that the contract contained options which if exercised would bring the cumulative value of the contract to $303 million. Work was expected to begin in December and be completed by November 2021.

Commissioned into service in 1991, USS Chosin is one of 27 Ticonderoga-class cruisers built for the USN, although only 22 now remain in service. In 2016 the vessel ended a 25-year period homeported in Pearl Habor, Hawai'I when it was reassigned to San Diego naval base. 

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