Huntington Ingalls shipbuilding division wins $17.7 million contract for submarine modernization project

USS Helena
USS Helena
Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division recently won a $17.7 million contract for planning work to prepare for maintenance and modernization of the submarine USS Helena.
“Our shipbuilders are committed to providing quality engineering and planning services to our Navy customer,” Newport News Submarines and Fleet Support Vice President Matt Needy said. “We recognize the importance of returning these submarines to the fleet with increased capability, and we are committed to do so on budget and on schedule.”
Newport News Shipbuilding is one of only two shipyards in the country that can build nuclear-powered submarines, and it has undertaken multiple ship repair projects, including paint repair and hull and machinery renovations, for the U.S. government throughout its history.
Under the most recent contract, the shipyard will conduct design studies and risk assessments and take on engineering, procurement and prefabrication, logistics, ship checks and planning documentation activities.
The company is beginning work on the contract and expects the work to be completed in October 2017.

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