$79-Million Coast Guard Contract Awarded to Bollinger Shipyard
The U.S. Coast Guard recently announced the award of a contract worth $79,664,877 to Bollinger Machine Shop and Shipyard, Inc. of Lockport, La., for construction of 15 high-speed, diesel-powered patrol boats. The contract was awarded following the decision of the U.S.
District Court in Washington, D.C., that voided an earlier contract that had been awarded to Marine Power and Equipment of Seattle. The court ruled that the 12-cylinder engines proposed by the Seattle yard were not allowable under terms of the solicitation.
Powered by 6,000-bhp diesels, the 110-foot boats will be used on drug patrols in the Southeastern U.S.
They will operate on independent offshore patrols for law enforcement surveillance and boardings, and on search and rescue missions. The new boats will be faster than the Coast Guard's present 82- and 95-foot patrol craft, will carry larger (16-man) crews, and will be able to stay on patrol for longer periods of time.
Delivery of the first boat is scheduled for July 1985, with subsequent deliveries due every 45 days. Initial spare parts, support equipment, and documentation are included in the contract.
Donald T. Bollinger, chairman of the Lockport yard, said he expects to hire about 300 additional people to work on the patrol boat project. The contract was the largest single award ever won by the Bollinger yard.
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