Alabama Shipyard LLC, Mobile, Ala., was recently awarded an $11.33 million firm-fixed-price contract  for a 106-calendar day shipyard availability for the Military Sealift Command's fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha.

The 677’x97’ Kanawha (T-AO-196) is a Henry J. Kaiser-class ship laid down at Avondale Shipyards, New Orleans, La., and launched in September 1989. Since 1991 she has been in non-commissioned service with the Military Sealift Command.

According to a June 17 Department of Defense summary, this contract includes a base work package and four unexercised options for additional work and time, which, if exercised, would increase the cumulative value of the contract to $11,807,789.

The work will be performed in Mobile beginning Aug. 31 and is expected to be completed by Dec. 14, 2024. Fiscal 2024 working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $11,339,193 are obligated and will not expire at the end of the fiscal year. This contract was a small business set-aside with proposals solicited via and five offers received.