American Superconductor is Supplying the Navy with a High Temperature Degaussing System

January 11, 2021

American Superconductor Corp.,* Devens, Massachusetts, is awarded a $14,940,659 hybrid firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in support of the supplies and services required to deliver a high temperature superconducting degaussing system (HTS). This procurement is for the delivery of an HTS, in accordance with the landing platform docks-class configuration. This includes the fabrication, testing and delivery of a ship’s set of components/materials; the analysis of configuration based engineering change proposals; and vendor representative support during installation.  The HTS degaussing system components/materials include a control unit, power modules, junction boxes, cryo-coolers, accumulation tanks, HTS degaussing cable assemblies and cold gas lines. Work will be performed in Ayer, Massachusetts (95%); and Pascagoula, Mississippi (5%), and is expected to be completed by September 2023. Fiscal 2021 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funds in the amount of $10,497,232 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) (only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements). The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity (N64498-21-D-4011). *Small Business

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