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Keough to Provide Services for GDEB Project

GDEB AFC Phase II / Rendering courtesy of GDEB and SAA

East Providence, RI – Keough Construction Management continues its service to General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB), providing project management services at the Quonset Point location.

Keough has provided project management services for several projects at the facility dating back nearly 10 years, including the recently completed AFC Phase 1 Building (Automated Frame & Cylinder) and the Bay 4 East Modifications/Press Project.

As part of GDEB’s Facility Master Plan program (FMP), Keough is responsible for oversight and management of construction projects at the facility. The FMP program has been developed to implement construction of facilities at the Quonset and Groton sites, to keep pace with increased production demands in support of the expanding Virginia Class and Columbia Class Nuclear Submarine Program for the U.S. Navy.

“We are proud to support the critical projects and infrastructure expansion under the FMP program. Teamwork, accountability, and collaboration are producing positive results and the successful turnover of projects for GDEB,” notes Raymond Keough, president.

Keough is currently managing five significant projects that will add over 300,000sf of fabrication space and represent nearly $200 million of in-place construction:

  • The Ocean Transport Barge Pier and Landside Improvements project involves excavation and the construction of a heavy-duty ramp pier for the loading of the Columbia class submarine modules.
  • AFC Phase II Construction encompasses a 75,000sf addition to the AFC Phase 1 Building. The AFC Building supports production of Columbia Class submarine modules.
  • The High Capacity Turning project involves engineering and construction of a heavy lift concrete pad for the crane rotations of submarine sections. The project includes the purchase of the cranes, setup, and commissioning.
  • The Pipe Packaging G2 Facility includes the renovation and fit-out of an existing 147,000sf building into a manufacturing building for the Virginia and Columbia programs.
  • The Advanced Manufacturing Building encompasses the construction of a new 90,000sf ground up manufacturing facility.