Navy Awards Vigor Drydocking Contract for LCS USS Coronado
PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Navy has awarded the contract to execute the Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) for USS Coronado (LCS 4) to Vigor, the company said in a Jan. 29 release. Work will be performed at Vigor’s Portland shipyard.
The award is the latest in a series of awards in Vigor’s growing Navy repair program and is its first as prime contractor in the littoral combat ship program. Other recent Vigor projects with the U.S. Navy include the execution of the SRA for the USS Kidd at the Everett Naval Station and the DSRA for the USS Sampson in Vigor’s Seattle facility.
Ship repair and service life extension in the defense sector has been a growth area for Vigor’s Pacific Northwest shipyards. The company recently promoted Mike Pearson, Navy veteran and former general manager at Vigor to vice president of Navy and Puget Sound Repair.
“Mike has delivered outstanding results in building the strong teams and processes that continue to improve our competitive position in complex Navy programs,” said Adam Beck, Vigor executive vice president of Ship Repair. “His efforts, together with Vigor’s great team of skilled craftspeople, are proving the Pacific Northwest has a strong role to play in maintaining the fleet readiness of today’s Navy.”
Vigor will begin work on the Coronado in March and run through November. The work package includes engine and machinery overhauls, underwater hull coatings, life-cycle inspections, and implementation of multiple ship alterations and upgrades to increase the Coronado’s warfighting readiness. The package also includes multiple upgrades directed at increasing the overall quality of life for deployed service men and women.
“This award is a testament to the significant capabilities of all Vigor employees and its valued sub-contractors,” said Kellan Lancaster, business development, Ship Repair. “We look forward to providing exceptional service and an on-time delivery.”