Colonna’s to demilitarize nuclear sub

Written by Nick Blenkey
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USS San Francisco (SSN-711) seen entering Santa Rita Harbor, Guam, in 2004 (U.S. Navy photograph)

Colonna’s Shipyard Inc., Norfolk, Va., has been awarded a $9,299,760 contract to provide demilitarization of the exterior hull, internal equipment, bulkheads, decking, piping, and other fixtures onboard the Los Angeles class nuclear submarine USS San Francisco (SSN-711).

Commissioned in 1981, the submarine is to become a moored training ship at the Navy’s Nuclear Power Training Unit in Charleston, S.C.

Work will be performed in Portsmouth, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by September 2019. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $9,299,760 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website with two offers received. The Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Va., is the contracting activity (N42158-19-S082).

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