GD Electric Boat Gets Potential US$1.5-Billion Navy Contract

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

September 11, 2014

Virginia-class submarine: Photo USN

Virginia-class submarine: Photo USN

The Department of Defense informs that General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $234,229,426 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for design agent, planning yard, engineering and technical support for active nuclear submarines. This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $1,537,500,654.

DoD explains that the efforts provide for:

  • drawings and related technical data;
  • design change documentation; logistics technical data;
  • configuration management;
  • hull, mechanical and electrical engineering;
  • submarine safety design review;
  • non-propulsion plant electrical system engineering;
  • propulsion plant engineering;
  • maintenance engineering;
  • refit/availability technical support;
  • on-site support;
  • configuration change program design and installation support;
  • configuration change program material support;
  • submarine technical trade support;
  • training and facility support;
  • research, development, test and evaluation program support;
  • research and development submarine/submersibles support;
  • miscellaneous special studies;
  • temporary alteration support;
  • modernization of submarine/submersible systems/subsystems;
  • affordability/cost reduction technical support.

Work will be performed in Groton, Connecticut (73 percent); Bangor, Washington (9 percent); Norfolk, Virginia (6 percent); Newport, Rhode Island (4 percent); Quonset, Rhode Island (3 percent); Kings Bay, Georgia (3 percent); and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (2 percent), and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2015.

The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-14-C-2104).

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