The U.S. Navy assigned contracts totaling $137 million to five specialty manufacturers of forged marine engine shafts. Each is a five-year, fixed-price award without options for indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity supplies of “waterborne surface shafts” – and these follow a similar series of contracts totaling $162 million issued in May.
Four contractors were assigned work during under both awards:
- Erie Forge and Steel, Erie, Penn., a Whemco subsidiary that manufactures new and refurbished marine propulsion components for aircraft carriers, destroyers, submarines, and support ships;
- Steel America, a specialty machining fabrication business in Norfolk, Va., with unit capacities up to 1,000 tons;
- Collins Machine Works, an industrial machining and fabricating business in Portsmouth, Va.; and,
- Bender CCP in Vernon, Calif., a provider of engineered rotating equipment repair, with fabricating and machining, as well as in-place field machining services.
North American Forgemasters in New Castle, Penn., one of North America’s largest open-die forging operations, was assigned one of the five-year awards issued in July.
Two BAE Systems shipbuilding and repair businesses, BAE Norfolk in Virginia and BAE San Diego in California, drew awards in the May assignments.