DOD reports a contract option for design and construction of the Second Polar Security Cutter has been exercised. Notably this is a Navy contract. Completion expected Sept. 2026.
VT Halter Marine Inc., Pascagoula, Mississippi, is awarded a $552,654,757 fixed-price incentive modification to previously awarded contract N00024-16-C-2210 to exercise an option for the detail design and construction of the second Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter. Work will be performed in Pascagoula, Mississippi (61%); Metairie, Louisiana (12%); New Orleans, Louisiana (12%); San Diego, California (4%); Mossville, Illinois (4%); Mobile, Alabama (2%); Boca Raton, Florida (2%); and other locations (3%), and is expected to be completed by September 2026. Fiscal 2021 procurement, construction, and improvement (Coast Guard) funds in the amount of 485,129,919 (80%); fiscal 2020 procurement, construction, and improvement (Coast Guard) funds in the amount of $100,000,000 (17%); and fiscal 2019 procurement, construction, and improvement (Coast Guard) funds in the amount of $20,000,000 (3%) will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
Thanks to Paul for bringing this to my attention.
From the CG-9 Website. https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/Assistant-Commandant-for-Acquisitions-CG-9/Newsroom/Latest-Acquisition-News/Article/2885670/polar-security-cutter-integrated-program-office-exercises-option-for-second-cut/
Polar Security Cutter Integrated Program Office exercises option for second cutter
Dec. 30, 2021 —
The Coast Guard and U.S. Navy, through the integrated program office, exercised a fixed price incentive option to its contract with Halter Marine Inc. (formerly VT Halter Marine) of Pascagoula, Mississippi, Dec. 29 for the second Coast Guard polar security cutter (PSC). Initial authorizations under this option will be limited to the purchase of generator sets, which are long lead-time materials necessary to support future production, once authorized, while ensuring commonality across the first two PSCs. The announcement is available here.
The Coast Guard is recapitalizing its polar icebreaker fleet to ensure continued access to both polar regions and support the country’s economic, environmental, maritime and national security interests. PSCs will enable the United States to maintain a presence in the Arctic and Antarctic regions for purposes of defense readiness; enforcement of treaties and other laws needed to safeguard both commerce and the environment; providing port, waterway and coastal security; and providing logistical support – including vessel escort – to facilitate the movement of goods and personnel necessary to support scientific research, commerce, national security activities and maritime safety.
The PSC integrated program office awarded a fixed price incentive (firm) contract for the detail design and construction of the lead PSC April 23, 2019. Construction of the lead PSC is scheduled to begin in 2022 with delivery planned for 2025.
For more information: Polar Security Cutter Program page
It’s a start. Still need more though.