PORTLAND, Maine -- The Biddeford-based architecture and engineering firm Oak Point Associates has won a $15 million contract for work with the U.S. Navy, primarily at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery.
U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King announced the award Tuesday for architectural and engineering services to support the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, in charge of planning, designing and building at Navy facilities.
The senators said the company beat out 10 competing proposals for the deal, which extends through the five-year contract. The company had previously won a $10 million deal for design and engineering improvements at East Coast naval facilities in 2014.
The senators said about 75 percent of the latest contract deals with work in Maine, primarily at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and it includes work on safety code studies, interior space planning and design studies, paving, landscaping, energy conservation systems and other facility planning.
"Through this contract, Oak Point Associates will provide invaluable support services to our Navy that will help strengthen military installations across New England, like Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and bolster our Navy in the process," Collins and King said in a joint statement. "We applaud the Navy on its decision and congratulate the hardworking men and women at Oak Point Associates on this achievement."