GD Electric Boat to perform submarine maintenance for US Navy

7 December 2018 (Last Updated December 7th, 2018 09:53)

General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat has been awarded a contract to provide support services at the US Navy’s Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut. 

GD Electric Boat to perform submarine maintenance for US Navy
The US Navy attack submarine USS Colorado (SSN-788) sits pierside at Groton, Connecticut. Credit: US Navy photo by mass communication specialist 1st class Jeffrey M Richardson.

General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat has been awarded a contract to provide support services at the US Navy’s Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut.

Valued at $46.2m, the contract will see the company deliver non-nuclear maintenance work for the submarines stationed at the naval base.

This cost-plus-fixed-fee contract is a modification to a previously awarded contract. It has a total potential value of $239.9m over a five-year duration.

Works will involve non-nuclear repair services required for submarine overhauls, maintenance, repair and modernisation upgrades and ship alterations.

In addition, the services provided by the company will support temporary modifications and field changes, offer ancillary services, as well as corrective and preventative maintenance.

“It has a total potential value of $239.9m over a five-year duration.”

Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of GD. It will dedicate 265 employees in support of the work at the base.

Contracted work is due to be completed by December next year. The Supervisor of Shipbuilding in Groton is serving as the contracting authority.

Furthermore, the contract will allow the company to continue operating the New England Maintenance Manpower Initiative (NEMMI) at the submarine base.

NEMMI was created in 1999 to transfer ‘non-submarine qualified military billets’ at the Naval Submarine Support Facility in New London to GD Electric Boat shipyard employees.

The Naval Submarine Base New London is a key facility for the US Navy. It is home to 17 attack submarines, including Los Angeles-class and Virginia-class vessels.

The base provides support facilities for the operational attack submarines of the US Navy, military organisations and tenant commands.