Bollinger Shipyards, LLC introduced that it’s going to assemble a brand new Pontoon Launcher for Normal Dynamics Electrical Boat to help the development and launching of america’ Columbia Class Ballistic Missile Submarines, which can exchange the growing old Ohio Class Ballistic Missile Submarines and is a high strategic protection precedence for america. Electrical Boat is the prime contractor on the design and construct of the of the Columbia Class Submarine, which can exchange the growing old Ohio Class Ballistic Missile Submarines. The idea and contract design for the 496 ft by 95 ft Pontoon Launcher was carried out by the Bristol Harbor Group in Rhode Island. The element design engineering shall be carried out on the Bollinger facility in Lockport Louisiana. The Launcher is scheduled to be delivered to Electrical Boat’s Groton Connecticut shipyard in 2024.

“Electrical Boat continues to develop and improve its infrastructure to help building of the Columbia class, the nation’s high strategic protection precedence,” mentioned Joe Drake, Vice President, Actual Property and Amenities, Normal Dynamics Electrical Boat. “Our partnership with Bollinger is a vital a part of that technique.”


“Bollinger Shipyards is happy to develop our ongoing relationship with Electrical Boat and to proceed to help the capitalization and infrastructure enhancements that Electrical Boat has undertaken in reshaping and modernizing its Groton shipyard,” mentioned Bollinger Shipyards President & C.E.O. Ben Bordelon. “We’re honored to have been chosen to construct this Pontoon Launcher with the standard craftsmanship of the hardworking women and men of Bollinger Shipyard and we proceed to be laser-focused and dedicated to being a pacesetter in pushing our trade ahead and making certain that the U.S. Industrial Base is totally self-sufficient.”

That is Bollinger Shipyards’ third contract awarded with Electrical Boat. In late 2019, Bollinger Shipyards was chosen to assemble the 400 ft by 100 ft Ocean Transport Barge for Electrical Boat which was delivered in 2021 and in late 2020, Bollinger was chosen to assemble a 618 ft by 140 ft state-of-the-art Floating Dry Dock. All of which help the development and upkeep of the Columbia Class Ballistic Missile Submarines. Bollinger Shipyards LLC ( has a 75-year legacy as a number one designer and builder of excessive efficiency army patrol boats and salvage vessels, analysis vessels, ocean-going double hull barges, offshore oil discipline help vessels, tugboats, rigs, raise boats, inland waterways push boats, barges, and different metal and aluminum merchandise from its new building shipyards as a part of the U. S. industrial base. Bollinger has 11 shipyards, all strategically situated all through Louisiana with direct entry to the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River and the Intracoastal Waterway. Bollinger is the biggest vessel restore firm within the Gulf of Mexico area.