February 22, 2023

PHOTOS & VIDEO: Hirono Tours General Dynamics HSI-Electric Boat Facility

HONOLULU, HI – Today, Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, toured General Dynamics HSI-Electric Boat with HSI-Electric Boat leadership. The company provides installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair services for U.S. Navy ships and nuclear submarines, commercial shipping vessels, wind turbines and conventional power generation operations, refineries, and medical facilities.

“For over 75 years, HSI-Electric Boat has played an important role in Hawaii’s electric and maritime industries,” said Senator Hirono. “From designing Navy submarines to maintaining key components of our energy infrastructure, the men and women I met today are helping move Hawaii and our country forward, and I appreciated the opportunity to learn more about the work they do. I’ll continue working to support Hawaii’s economy and strengthen our maritime industry.”

As a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and newly appointed Chair of the Subcommittee on Readiness & Management Support, Senator Hirono will continue working to safely and quickly defuel the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility on Oahu and advance other critical military infrastructure projects across Hawaii and the country. Last year, she helped secure several key priorities for Hawaii and the U.S. military in the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), including $1 billion for the defueling and closure of Red Hill and nearly $800 million for other military infrastructure upgrades in Hawaii.

Photos and video of the Senator’s event are available here