Bollinger Shipyards delivers ocean transport barge for U.S. Navy submarine project

U.S. Navy, Bollinger Shipyards, General Dynamics Electric Boat and Bristol Harbor Group representatives in front of the Holland (Courtesy Derick Hingle Photography)

Bollinger Shipyards LLC has completed and christened the Holland, an ocean transport barge for General Dynamics Electric Boat.

The Holland will support the construction and maintenance of the U.S. 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.

General Dynamics Electric Boat President Kevin Graney said the Holland will play an integral role in the Columbia class project, which is the nation’s top strategic defense priority.

In November 2019, General Dynamics Electric Boat selected Bollinger to construct the Holland, a 400-foot-by-100-foot Ocean Transport Barge. The concept and contract design was performed by the Bristol Harbor Group in Rhode Island, while Bollinger performed the detail design engineering at its Lockport facility and construction at the Bollinger Marine Fabrication facility in Amelia.