Continental Maritime of San Diego (CMSD), a ship repair subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), has been awarded the Blue Sky Award by San Diego County’s Air Pollution Control District APCD for its initiatives targeting reduced air pollution.
The APCD annually recognizes one small, one medium and one large business or organization for efforts toward improving air quality. CMSD was nominated by the Industrial Environmental Association in the medium-sized business category.
“As a master ship repair facility fixing Navy warships in one of the most environmentally sensitive and highly regulated regions of the country, I am grateful for the commitment CMSD has made since day one of our operations,” said Dewey Youngerman, CMSD’s environmental health and safety manager. “This year the Air Pollution Control District and the Industrial Environmental Association looked at CMSD’s 29 years of environmental history, millions of pounds of greenhouse gas reductions and our sustainability initiatives to make a public statement that we are doing the right things for the industry and the community.”
Earlier this year, CMSD purchased two point-of-use electric steam boilers that eliminate 84,000 pounds of greenhouse gases annually. Since 1986, the company has made equipment upgrades and pursued new sustainability initiatives to remove more than 13 million pounds of greenhouse gases each year.