BAE Systems’ Norfolk Shipyard to Modernize USS Bulkeley

NORFOLK, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BAE Systems has received a $114.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy to
perform maintenance and modernization of the guided-missile destroyer
USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) in its Norfolk shipyard. The value of the
competitively awarded contract could reach $136.2 million if all options
are exercised.

“Our team has significant experience with the Arleigh Burke class of
destroyers and with the Bulkeley in particular,” said Dave Thomas, vice
president and general manager of BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair. “We
look forward to helping the Navy meet its surface combatant demands with
the modernization work onboard the Bulkeley and other vessels in the

The USS Bulkeley is the 34th ship of the Arleigh Burke class.
Named for Medal of Honor recipient Vice Admiral John Bulkeley, the ship
was commissioned in December 2001. Following its arrival in March, BAE
Systems will perform extensive hull, mechanical, and electrical repairs,
and upgrade the combat systems suite aboard the 509.5-foot-long
Bulkeley. The Bulkeley’s depot maintenance period is expected to be
completed in June 2020.

BAE Systems’ Norfolk shipyard currently employs about 1,200 people and
hundreds of subcontractors. The shipyard is expected to hire additional
employees and temporary workers to accomplish work on the Bulkeley and
other ships in the shipyard.

BAE Systems is a leading provider of ship repair, maintenance,
modernization, conversion, and overhaul services for the Navy, other
government agencies, and select commercial customers. The company
operates four full-service shipyards in California, Florida, Hawaii, and
Virginia, and offers a highly skilled, experienced workforce, eight dry
docks and railways, and significant pier space and ship support services.


Karl Johnson, BAE Systems
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