The Navy is planning to buy five heat exchangers from Norfolk based on orders it received for $15 million.
The money will go toward buying more heat exchangs in the Norfolk area.
The Navy is making a $15-million purchase of five heat-exchange machines for Norfolk from Norfolk, VA, on Monday, Feb. 18, 2021.
The first batch of five units were ordered by Norfolk, and the remaining two units will be delivered to Norfolk in late 2019, according to a statement from the Navy.
The $15,000 order is part of the $8.7 billion purchase of heat- exchangers, which will cover the entire Norfolk area for the Navy’s annual $3.6 billion defense spending.
The order includes five units for Norfolk, which are all made by GE Power.
The other two units were purchased by other vendors.
The order includes $8,000 for a $5,000 unit.
The total cost is $15.8 million.
The Norfolk Navy Yard has been a hot spot for defense spending, with the military spending nearly $10 billion in 2016, according the New York Times.
The Pentagon plans to spend $12.3 billion this year, or 2 percent of the federal budget, the Times reported.
The bulk of the money for the purchase is earmarked for the Army, which has spent more than $2 billion so far this year on heat-equipment purchases.