Philadelphia-based CDI Corp. (CDI) has won a $36 million contract to provide watercraft engineering and marine services to the U.S. Navy.

On Monday, the engineering firm announced it has been awarded a new SEAPORT task order from the Naval Surface Warfare Center's Combatant Craft Division (CCD). The task order has a maximum duration of two years, and calls for CDI to provide plans, designs, and prototypes for installations and alterations aboard "all types of combatant craft, boats, watercraft and associated systems" supported by the CCD.

CDI said it has been performing this kind of work for the Navy for nine years. CDI Global Engineering and Technology Solutions President Robert Giorgio was quoted as saying: "We have a track record of success with previous national defense and homeland security initiatives and we look forward to continuing to provide the kind of engineering support and services that such important projects require and deserve."