Portsmouth Naval Shipyard receives major funding for dock modernization
KITTERY, Maine (WABI) - The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard has received more than $500 million dollars in federal funding for a major dock renovation project.
The money comes from the recently-signed 2023 government funding package.
The project will modernize one of the shipyard’s docks which can only accomodate a class of submarines that will be removed from service in the next decade.
Other provisions in the law include a requirement to induct a class of at least 100 Naval apprentices at the shipyard, and $2.5 million for a new on-site day care center, measures Senator Susan Collins says will address workforce shortages.
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