GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The Navy has awarded a $46 million contract to Electric Boat to support maintenance work on the submarine USS Montpelier.
Electric Boat, a Groton-based division of General Dynamics, will conduct planning activities for the overhaul of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine under the contract. The Navy says the contract could eventually be worth up to $260 million if options are exercised.
The Navy has been turning more to private contractors to help with submarine maintenance due to delays at government shipyards.
The work on Montpelier is expected to involve as many as 600 employees in Groton at its peak. The work is scheduled for completion by February 2018.