Electric Boat, Quonset Point Facility

Initially established in 1973 to provide off-site support to Electric Boat's Groton shipyard, the 125+ acre Quonset Point facility is widely recognized for its manufacturing, outfitting, and modular-construction capabilities.

Through the development of unique construction technologies that maximize the workforce's multifaceted skills over a wide range of industrial projects, Quonset Point has contributed to a revolution in submarine construction and developed a reputation as the crown jewel of the U.S. submarine industrial base.

At the facility, major submarine components are manufactured using digitally controlled machines for cutting, machining and bending. These precision processes are driven by digital design data transmitted electronically from the Groton design organization to Quonset Point's Automated Steel Processing Facility.

The completed submarine hull cylinders are outfitted with tanks, propulsion and auxiliary machinery, piping, wiring and lighting, special hull coatings and are then transported by barge to Groton or Huntington Ingalls-Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va., for completion.

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