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EB Loses Boise Overhaul

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    Posted: 28 Oct 2017 at 11:07am
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Julia Bergman, The Day, October 26
GROTON — Electric Boat lost out on a contract worth up
to $385.6 million to overhaul the USS Boise, which has sat
pierside in Virginia since May 31, 2016, due to a backlog at
the Navy's public shipyards.
The Navy awarded the $59.7 million planning contract
on Oct. 16 to Newport News Shipbuilding, with planning
starting immediately. If all options are exercised, the
contract could be valued at $385.6 million.
EB submitted a bid for the work on the Boise, a Los
Angeles-class attack submarine based in Norfolk, Va., and
is "disappointed" that the package wasn't accepted,
spokeswoman Liz Power said.
"We look forward to a debrief with the Navy, where
we will discuss our proposal and how we can better
position EB for consideration for future maintenance and
modernization work, which gives our workforce the
opportunity to maintain and sharpen their skills," Power
said in an emailed statement.
EB officials have said that getting these large
maintenance jobs is crucial to sustaining its workforce
during valleys in its work, which is cyclical in nature. An
estimated 600 EB employees would have worked on the
Boise.
The Boise's dive certification expired in June 2016 due
to required maintenance not being performed. The loss of
its dive certification means the submarine cannot submerge.
The submarine initially was scheduled to go in for an
overhaul in September 2016 at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard,
one of the Navy's public shipyards. But in July 2016, the
Navy decided to push back the overhaul due to backlogs at
the public shipyards, which would have meant the Boise
would have been out of service until June 2019.
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Here is the link so all interested people can read without the electronic cut and paste errors.
http://www.theday.com/military-news/20171025/electric-boat-loses-out-on-contract-for-uss-boise-overhaul 

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Originally posted by FTGC(SS) Lane FTGC(SS) Lane wrote:

Here is the link so all interested people can read without the electronic cut and paste errors.
http://www.theday.com/military-news/20171025/electric-boat-loses-out-on-contract-for-uss-boise-overhaul 

From a publisher's perspective the link is preferred along with short excerpts (like, say, the lead paragraph) - copyrights frown on full text transferrals.

I infer 5+ years out of action or more - 2 to 3 idle waiting overhaul + 2 yrs yard  and workups afterward.
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