GD signs US Navy nuclear submarine services contract

6 April 2015 (Last Updated April 6th, 2015 18:30)

General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat has received a contract from the US Navy to carry out nuclear-maintenance work for its submarines.

General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat has received a contract from the US Navy to carry out nuclear-maintenance work for its submarines.

The $32.6m cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification will enable GD Electric Boat to continue to operate the nuclear regional maintenance department (NRMD) at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton.

This latest award follows an original contract that had a base period of performance from 1 April 2013 through 31 March 2014 with four one-year options from 1 April 2014 through 31 March 2018.

GD Electric Boat will provide project management, technical analysis, engineering and planning, training, inspection and nuclear services.

These services will help to accomplish intermediate-level nuclear submarine maintenance, modernisation, and repairs in support of operational nuclear submarines.

"Electric Boat will provide project management, technical analysis, engineering and planning, training, inspection and nuclear services."

It will also include maintaining and modernising government-owned facilities and equipment and providing off-hull support of submarine maintenance.

Work under the contract will be carried out in New London, Connecticut, US, and the Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, will serve as the contracting activity.

In a separate development, the US Navy awarded GD Bath Iron Works a $610.4m contract modification for construction of DDG 122, which fully funds this destroyer which was awarded in 2013 as part of a multi-ship competition for DDG 51 class destroyers.

Bath Iron Works president Fred Harris said: "This announcement allows us to continue efforts associated with planning and construction of DDG 122.

"We are grateful for their recognition of the contributions made by the people of BIW to the US Navy's important shipbuilding programmes."