US Navy USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE-1)
US Navy USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE-1)

Fairbanks Morse and MAN Diesel and Turbo Awarded $170 Million to Support US Navy Military Sealift Command Ships

Fairbanks Morse LLC, Beloit, Wisconsin, and MAN Diesel and Turbo LLC, Dubai, are awarded a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a shared ceiling of $170,000,000, for supplies and services in support of Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) diesel engines aboard the command’s fleet of ships. This award will provide parts and services from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for these diesel engines, and OEM authorized parts and service technicians in order to maintain the diesel engines aboard multiple classes of ships including MSC’s submarine tenders, hospital ships, dry cargo ammunition ships, fleet replenishment oilers, expeditionary mobile bases, expeditionary transfer docks, large, medium speed roll-on/roll-off ships and the Kocak class of roll-on/roll-off container ships.

Work will be performed worldwide, with an expected completion date of May 20, 2026. The maximum dollar value across awardees is $170,000,000. Working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $75,000 (one order per awardee) are being obligated for the first orders of fiscal 2021 at time of award. Additional orders may be placed throughout the five-year ordering period. Funding for the fiscal year in which orders are place will be utilized at that time. This limited source contract was procured under solicitation number (N3220520R4105) via the government-wide point of entry contracting opportunities website and two timely offers were received. The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Fairbanks Morse is a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management, a private equity firm that invests in niche, market-leading companies in industrials, technology, life sciences, and specialty chemicals. Fairbanks Morse owns Breco International Inc., a diesel engine parts and service company headquartered in Houston, Texas. Fairbanks Morse also owns Ward Leonard, an industry-leading provider of electric motors, generators, controls, and service solutions located in Thomaston, Connecticut. Since its purchase of the marine and stationary ALCO engine, parts and service business in 1994, Fairbanks Morse is the only OEM of the ALCO engine product line. The company not only support Fairbanks Morse engines, but also support ALCO, MAN, Colt-Pielstick and more. In fact, Fairbanks Morse is the only OEM of the ALCO engine product line.

MAN Diesel & Turbo Middle East LLC is a 100% subsidiary of MAN Diesel & Turbo SE based in Augsburg, Germany. The company deals with the sales and servicing of 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines for marine & power plant applications as well as MAN Turbochargers throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Furthermore, MAN Diesel & Turbo Middle East is appointed as Authorized Repair Agent for MET Turbochargers, performing service, maintenance, repair, and supplying original spare parts dispatched by MHI.

US Navy USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE-1)
An SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dragonslayers of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 11 carries ammunition from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Lewis and Clark to the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. Enterprise and Carrier Air Wing 1 are conducting operations in preparation for the ship’s 21st deployment. (Photo by Stacy Laseter /U.S. Navy)

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