GBS contracted for Gyro replacement work aboard two ships
GBS works aboard USNS Waters and USCGC Dependable
The GBS Group was awarded multiple contracts for Gyro replacement work on two different ships. The first ship is USNS WATERS (T-AGS 45) which involved a series of contracts issued by Ocean Ships Inc. (OSI) starting in 2019 to create a MSC compliant TRANSALT package that included removal drawings, installation drawings, shipyard work item, shipyard cost estimate, Dock and Sea Trial procedures, detailed material list, vendor cut sheets and OEM technical manuals. In 2020, OSI awarded a contract to The GBS Group to purchase the necessary material for this upgrade and the prefab required of the gyro enclosures. Finally, on February 25, 2021, The GBS Group was awarded a contract to do the complete turnkey installation of the gyro upgrade.
The second ship is the USCGC DEPENDABLE (WMEC-626) and was awarded to The GBS Group on April 6, 2021. This work will include the rip-out of the existing Saffran gyro and replacing it with a Sperry model and a reduced scope drawing package.
GBS continues to excel in the design, build, installation, test, troubleshooting and maintenance of machinery control, automation, navigation & steering control, and related systems for the U.S. Navy, Military Sealift Command, U.S. Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and multiple commercial operating fleets. We are leveraging our engineering experience across these customers and have become very unique. Few companies in our industry are capable of developing full-scale, fixed price ship control system designs from end-to-end as well as providing vital engineering support to ISEA and fleet engineering agencies. We continue to utilize our highly skilled workforce and company resources on all tasking to meet the needs of every fleet we serve.