Detyens Shipyards of Charleston, South Carolina, is being awarded a $13.6 million firm-fixed-price contract for a 60-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and dry-docking of USNS Medgar Evers.

Work will include clean and gas-free tanks, voids, cofferdams and spaces, deckhouse preservation, main generator maintenance and cleaning, high-voltage switchboard and emergency switchboard cleaning, shell and deck steel replacement, dry-docking and undocking, propeller shaft and stern tube inspect, forward and aft stern tube seal inspection and overhaul, underwater hull cleaning and painting, freeboard cleaning and painting, sea valve replacements, renew flight deck nonskid, and reverse osmosis unit sea chest installation.

The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to $13.7 million. Work will be performed in Charleston, S.C., and is expected to be completed by April 23. Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $13.6 million are obligated at the time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.