(LOCKPORT, La.) — Bollinger Shipyards christened Holland, a 400-foot ocean transport barge, on Saturday for General Dynamics Electric Boat. Holland will support the construction and maintenance of the United States’ Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines and Virginia-class fast attack submarines.
General Dynamics Electric Boat is the prime contractor on the design and build of the Columbia-class submarine, which will replace the aging Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines.
“Bollinger Shipyards is pleased to partner with General Dynamics Electric Boat to help meet the expanding needs of the United States’ Navy,” said Bollinger President and CEO Ben Bordelon. “We believe that in order to build 21st-century American vessels, it requires 21st-century American tools and equipment manufactured right here in the United States. The Bollinger management team and our skilled workforce are proud and look forward to continue supporting the efforts to modernize our nation’s fleet.”
In November 2019, General Dynamics Electric Boat selected Bollinger to construct the 400-by-100-foot Holland. The concept and contract design was performed by the Bristol Harbor Group in Rhode Island. Bollinger performed the detail design engineering at its Lockport, La., facility and construction at the Bollinger Marine Fabrication facility in Amelia, La.
– Bollinger Shipyards