BATH — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins says the chief of U.S. naval operations has accepted her invitation to visit Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works.

Adm. Gary Roughead and Collins plan to tour the shipyard in Bath next Wednesday. Roughead last visited the shipbuilder in 2008.

Collins said the admiral has agreed to a return visit to get an update on ongoing shipyard programs and review improvements to the yard, as well as to discuss the shipbuilding industrial base and the Navy’s shipbuilding plans this year and into the future.