Northrop Grumman Corporation announced that it received a contract award for dry docking work on the nuclear-powered submarine USS Minneapolis-St. Paul (SSN 708). The work will be performed at the
Newport News sector in Newport News, Va.
The contract, valued at approximately $23 million, will include
replacement of the tail shaft, removal and overhaul of the main and
auxiliary sea valves, inspection and repair of all external and
internal tanks, miscellaneous repairs to torpedo systems and inspection
and repairs to the sail, pressure and non-pressure hulls. It has been
nearly 10 years since Newport News was awarded a contract for this type
"This contract will help re-establish Newport News as another
key resource to the Navy for large complex submarine fleet maintenance
work in addition to the Tiger Team work that we already perform," says
Becky Stewart, program director, Surface Ship and Submarine Fleet
The ship is scheduled to arrive at Newport News in mid-February
and the performance completion is scheduled for mid-June.