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City of Norfolk Awards Seaward the Underwater Husbandry Contract For The Battleship Wisconsin

Posted April 19, 2022
Written by Cecil C. Achord
The City of Norfolk has awarded Seaward Marine Services, LLC a five year contract to provide underwater inspection, maintenance, and repair on the Battleship Wisconsin. This is the second 5-year Battleship Wisconsin underwater ship husbandry contract the City of Norfolk has awarded to Seaward through a competitive bid process.

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This contract is key to the City of Norfolk long-term maintenance and restoration plan that includes appropriate testing and inspection of the ship hull. The purpose of this project is to ensure the watertight integrity of the ship’s hull and to conduct such maintenance as will permit deferral of the requirement for dry-docking as long as possible. The scope of work includes twice annual hull inspections, cleaning and maintenance of the Impressed Current Cathodic Protection System, conducting cleanings and full inspections of all existing sea chest box blanks and stern tube seals, and when necessary clean the underwater hull in preparation for ultra-sonic testing. The period of performance is from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2026.

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