Fairbanks Morse has been awarded a contract to build and deliver the emergency diesel generator (EDG) sets for two future US Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, CVN-80 (USS Enterprise) and CVN-81— which is yet to be named.
Fairbanks Morse, an EnPro Industries company, said the ships will be the US Navy’s third and fourth Gerald R Ford class nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, and the USS Enterprise is the ninth US naval vessel to bear that name.
Each EDG set provides mission critical, safety-related backup electrical power in the event that the ship loses power.
Deepak Navnith, president of Fairbanks Morse, said: "The employees at Fairbanks Morse are very proud of our role in providing critical equipment for these ships so the crew can focus on their critical mission of maintaining freedom of the seas."
The EDG sets will be built at the Fairbanks Morse manufacturing facility in Beloit, Wisconsin. Construction will begin in 2019 and they are scheduled to be delivered in 2023 to Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII)-Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia. Fairbanks Morse will then support installation, commissioning, testing, and sea trials for the vessels.