Electric Boat to work on fire-damaged submarine

USS Miami fireSEPTEMBER 16, 2012—General Dynamics, Electric Boat Corp., Groton, CT, was recently awarded a $94 million contract in relation to the fire restoration efforts to the damaged Los Angeles Class fast attack nuclear submarine USS Miami (SSN 755). Fire aboard the The USS Miami damaged the vessel while it was undergoing work at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard earlier this year. Initial estimates put the cost of repairs to the submarine at over $400 million. That would imply that the General Dynamics contract would cover about 20-25% of the total cost of repairs.

A civilian painter has been charged with two counts of arson in relation to the fire.

The Navy contract is a cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order for level-of-effort man-hours and material for advance planning and preliminary execution efforts for the USS Miami fire restoration.  Electric Boat will conduct an assessment and analysis, planning, material procurement, fabrication and initial installation as required to return the submarine to the fleet.  The work will be done in coordination with the on-going Engineered Overhaul being executed by Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and was assigned to the private sector based on workload constraints at the public shipyards.

The contract includes a negotiated priced option which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this delivery order to $100,000,000.  It is expected to be completed by June 2013.

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