Electric Boat wins contract modification from US Navy

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $51.8m (£34m) contract modification by the US Navy to plan and perform the post-shakedown availability (PSA) on the nuclear submarine USS New Mexico.

The PSA, which will comprise maintenance, repairs, alterations and testing, will be performed in Groton and is expected to begin this month. Up to 450 employees will be engaged in the work, which is scheduled for completion by July 2011.