Courtney Applauds Electric Boat Contract for USS Providence Work
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) announced a $25.7 million Navy contract for Electric Boat to perform maintenance and modernization upgrades to the USS Providence, a Los Angeles-class attack submarine.
“This contract is confirmation that U.S. Navy officials recognize that Electric Boat has the talented, dedicated and flexible workforce to ensure that our submarines are operating at their best. Projects like the USS Providence maintenance availability are crucial to keeping EB’s workforce on-the-job and ensuring that our industrial base can continue to sustain the skills needed to support our submarine force,” Courtney said.
The contract awarded today will fund a dry-docking continuous maintenance availability at the Groton shipyard, with an estimated 300 employees performing work on the boat. Originally scheduled to be conducted at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, the project was shifted to Electric Boat as a result of impacts caused by the fire on the USS Miami. The repair availability is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2014.