KES Awarded Contract by U.S. Navy To Support Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Company Contact: Kimberly Lanfersieck
Director of Administration & Finance
KES, Incorporated
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SAN DIEGO, CA – KES is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to provide marine design and engineering services in support of ship repair and conversion projects at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia. The contract is estimated to be worth as much as $76,130,261 through January 2020, provided that all options are exercised. The cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is comprised of an initial eight-month base period worth $15,057,815, and four successive one-year option periods. Despite competition from six other companies, KES was ultimately awarded the contract.

The majority of work will be performed in Portsmouth, Virginia (95 percent), while the remaining work will be completed throughout six other locations in San Diego, California (2 percent); Jacksonville, Florida (1 percent); Bremerton, Washington (0.5 percent); Pascagoula, Mississippi (0.5 percent); Sasebo, Japan (0.5 percent); and Yokosuka, Japan (0.5 percent).

“This contract win is critical in augmenting KES’ core competency in marine design and engineering services. This opportunity will enable KES to significantly increase its presence throughout the East Coast”, said John S. Yi, Founder & CEO of KES, Inc.

About KES Incorporated

Koam Engineering Systems Inc., is an employee owned small business with highly qualified staff specializing in technology innovation and systems integration by combining innovative products and reliable engineering services. Founded in 1994 and headquartered in San Diego, California, KES has in- depth experience and knowledge and a dedicated team of professionals. The company provides services in systems engineering & technical assistance, requirements analysis, software design & development, systems integration & testing, independent verification & validation, and operational & logistic support. For further information on KES, please visit