WOOLWICH, Maine — Reed and Reed Inc. has received a competitive contract worth more than $13 million for structural work at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery.

The U.S. Navy awarded the contract to the Woolwich-based construction company after its bid beat out six other proposals, according to a media release from the U.S. Department of Defense.

Reed and Reed will stabilize and repair several berths at the shipyard, as well as stabilize a granite block quay wall and remove more than 1,000 feet of abandoned railroad track, according to the release.

The contract includes several options that, if exercised, would increase the value of the contract to $16 million.

“This is great news because it means putting Maine people to work and making sure the facilities in Kittery are maintained and upgraded so they can maintain their reputation for efficiency and high quality work,” U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said in a statement. “Reed and Reed is a great company with an excellent reputation and I’m glad they will be able to put their skills to work at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.”

The work is expected to be completed by October 2014.

Whit Richardson

Whit Richardson is Business Editor at the Bangor Daily News. He blogs about Maine business, entrepreneurs and the economy.