Business Council of Alabama member Austal USA has been awarded a $53.5 million contract to procure long-lead time materials for the 11th Expeditionary Fast Transport, formerly known as the Joint High Speed Vessel, for the U.S. Navy.
“We are excited that the Navy is building on the momentum and the maturity of the original contract and extending it beyond the first ten ships,” Austal USA President Craig Perciavalle told WALA Channel 10 in Mobile. “We look forward to building on Austal’s relationship with the U.S. Navy by continuing to provide quality, value and capability in our ships.”
The award includes main propulsion engines, generators, water jets, main reduction gears, and other long-lead time items.
“Alabama and Mobile remain very proud of Austal USA, which now employs more than 4,000 workers that directly support two major navy shipbuilding programs,” BCA President and CEO William J. Canary said. “This success is a testament to the hard work of Austal’s employees who set the standard in the world in building first-class ships.”
Austal designs and build multi-mission combatants, such as the Littoral Combat Ship for the U.S. Navy and military high speed vessels for transport and humanitarian relief, such as the Expeditionary Fast Transports for the U.S. Navy and vessels for other users. Defense vessels are designed and constructed in Mobile and in Western Australia.