$3.5M+ released for Pearl Harbor shipyard improvements

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More than $3.5 million in federal funds have been released for the continued modernization of Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Sens. Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz announced Wednesday.

The funds will be allocated as follows:

  • Corporate Server/Data Center Agreement, Windows Server: $600,000
  • Bridge Crane Building 214A, 30-Ton: $626,000
  • Hydrostatic Pressure Test Tank: $950,000
  • Wireless System Phase III: $1,400,000

“These funds are part of our ongoing work to recognize and support the critical strategic importance of Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard as our military continues to rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region,” said Sen. Hirono.

“Civilian and military leaders have worked hard to modernize the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, and these funds reflect their hard work in demonstrating the value that our continued investment in the shipyard will have for the Navy’s readiness in the Pacific as we rebalance more of our forces to the region,” said Sen. Schatz.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who succeeded the late Sen. Daniel Inouye as chair of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, toured Pearl Harbor on a recent visit to Hawaii and was briefed on the shipyard’s modernization plan, submarine and surface ship product lines, workforce development and specialized services.

“Without a doubt, Pearl Harbor is vital to the support of the U.S. Pacific Command and deserves continued financial support to enhance readiness,” he said. “Hawaii is the anchor, the center of this Pacific rebalance, and it’s important that as we move forward, we make sure the investment continues.”

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