Fairbanks Morse announced today that it has been awarded a $53 million six-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract by the Coast Guard (USCG).

The agreement will enable Fairbanks Morse to maximize and improve engine lifecycle support for the USCG’s 270-foot WMEC Famous-class cutters.     

As part of the 270-foot WMEC Service Life Extension Program (SLEP), Fairbanks Morse was awarded this contract to provide services, personnel, facilities, expertise, technological information, special tools, supplies and incidental materials necessary to ensure the longevity of the fleet’s 18-cylinder FM 251F engines. The contract also includes delivery and installation of new engines, spare parts and nonrecurring engineering work.

Fairbanks Morse has been a trusted engine and service provider to the U.S. Coast Guard for many decades, and it’s an immense honor to be selected to provide engines and services for its vessels,” Fairbanks Morse CEO George Whittier said in a statement. “We are fully committed to supporting our country’s national defense by delivering reliable products and quality service that facilitate mission-critical operations.”

Through an IDIQ contract, pricing for support services is streamlined under a single agreement, eliminating the administrative, time and cost burdens associated with working through an intermediate party.

The Coast Guard and Navy have used Fairbanks Morse engines for over 70 years. Today, Fairbanks Morse engines are installed on approximately 80% of Navy ships with a medium-speed power application.