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News » US » Portsmouth shipyard projects clear Senate hurdle » published 8 Jun 2018

Portsmouth shipyard projects clear Senate hurdle

Funding for three planned infrastructure projects at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) has cleared a key senate hurdle.

Senator Susan Collins has announced that the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Military Construction a& Veterans Affairs spending bill included more than US$162m for the projects in Kittery, Maine.  Collins is a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and the Military Construction & Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee.

“The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery is critical to southern Maine’s economy and our national security,” she said. “These construction projects will help ensure the readiness of our nation’s submarine fleet, and provide valuable support to the hardworking employees at PNSY as they repair and modernize Navy submarines. I have long advocated for the Navy to address the modernization needs at the shipyard and am pleased that the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved funding for these much-needed investments.”

The three projects are:

  • US$110m for the Dry Dock #1 Superflood Basin improvement;
  • U$40m to extend Dry Dock #1’s portal crane rail;
  • US$12m for DLA’s consolidated warehouse addition.

The bill must now be considered by the full Senate.


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This article was published on 8 Jun 2018 (last updated on 8 Jun 2018).

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