BIW wins $15M contract

Posted Nov. 02, 2011, at 8:40 a.m.

BATH, Maine (AP) — Maine defense contractor Bath Iron Works has been awarded a $14 million contract extension to provide logistic support for the construction of a class of warships.

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree says the contract helps keep workers on the job and work moving forward on the DDG1000 line.

Pingree, a Maine Democrat and member of the House Armed Services Committee, made the announcement Tuesday.

She said the contract allows BIW to provide technical and industrial engineering to support construction and the maintenance of the DDG-1000 ship design. The first DDG-1000, the USS Zumwalt, is under construction at BIW and is scheduled to be delivered to the Navy in 2013.

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