General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) is being awarded a contract modification for planning and execution of the post-delivery work period (PDWP) on U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class attack submarine USS Colorado (SSN 788).
The cost-plus-fixed fee modification, worth around $15 million, was awarded by the Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair located in Groton, Connecticut.
Electric Boat Corp. will perform planning and execution efforts, including long lead time material procurement, in preparation to accomplish the maintenance, repair, alterations, testing, and other work on USS Colorado (SSN 788) during its scheduled PDWP.
Work will be performed in Groton, Connecticut and is expected to be completed by September 2018.
USS Colorado (SSN-788)
USS Colorado (SSN-788) is a United States Navy Virginia-class attack submarine, named for the State of Colorado.
She is the fifteenth of her class and fifth of the significantly redesigned Block III, including a revised bow and VLS technology from the Ohio class of guided missile submarines.
She was constructed by Huntington Ingalls Industries in partnership with the Electric Boat division of General Dynamics in Newport News, Virginia, with the initial contract awarded on 22 December 2008.
The official naming ceremony was on 25 June 2012. Her keel was laid down on 7 March 2015 and she was christened and launched on 3 December 2016. Her sponsor is Annie Mabus, daughter of former Navy Secretary Ray Mabus.