Robots to Optimize Shipyard Operations
The navy shipyard, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (IMF) and Sarcos Robotics will jointly develop robotic technologies, including full-body powered exoskeletons, for use in naval shipyards, the two entities jointly announced.Sarcos Robotics, a player in robotic systems that augment rather than replace humans working in the industrial, public safety and military sectors, said in a press note that they would will evaluate Sarcos’ Guardian XO…
Vigor Wins $35m Navy Contract
Vigor Marine LLC, Portland, Oregon, is being awarded a $35,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract to prepare for and accomplish repair and alteration requirements in support of upcoming dry-docking selected restricted availabilities (DSRA) for DDG 51-class destroyers. This contract will support the dry-docking and facility support requirements for a DSRA and includes dry-docking support, office spaces, warehousing, lay-down, security, crane support, utilities, galley services and other ship’s force support. Work will be performed in Seattle, Washington, and is expected to be completed by September 2020.
Aircraft Carrier USS Nimitz Enters Drydock
U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) entered dry dock at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Bremerton site, March 1, as part of the ship's scheduled 15-month docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) period following a six month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleets. Nimitz will receive upgrades and renovations to a variety of systems to include steering components, hull preservation, combat systems equipment, aircraft elevator doors, berthing areas and a new stern dock.
Vigor Wins $19.6m Navy Ship Repair Contract
Vigor Marine LLC, Portland, Oregon, is being awarded a $19,629,518 firm-fixed-price contract to prepare for and accomplish repair and alteration requirements for USS Kidd (DDG 100) Chief of Naval Operations scheduled, selected restricted availability (SRA) in support of the DDG-51-class destroyer ship repair program. For U.S. Naval Surface Combatants – typical repair and maintenance work to be performed in SRA includes modernization ship alterations; blasting, painting and surface preparation for complete or touch-up preservation, freeboard, struts, rudders, running gear, ground tackle, and sea-chest; hull, mechanical and electrical; various interior tanks. Work will be performed in Everett, Washington, and is expected to be completed by September, 2018.
LCE Wins $18.7 Mln Contract to Support Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) said it has been awarded a $18.7 million, five-year contract from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) to continue to provide Code 200 with engineering services in support of critical submarine maintenance availabilities. As the largest and most comprehensive fleet repair and maintenance facility between the U.S. West Coast and the Far East, PHNSY & IMF has served the nation since 1908 when it was created as a coaling and repair station. The shipyard earned its motto “We Keep Them Fit to Fight” during its pivotal role in World War II and has supported the U.S. Navy Fleet in all 20th and 21st century international conflicts.
John C. Stennis Underway for Sea Trials Ahead of Schedule
Sailors aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) got underway for Sea Trials as the ship's planned incremental availability (PIA) nears its end, August 11. John C. Stennis entered PIA in February with the largest work package ever planned for a six-month availability for a Nimitz-class carrier, requiring more than 2,800,000 man-hours of work between ship's Sailors, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, and contractors. Through teamwork, dedication and expert management, the ship was able to get underway ahead of their originally planned departure date.
John C. Stennis Best in the West
Commander, Naval Air Forces, Pacific announced Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as the recipient of the 2016 Battle "E" award for aircraft carriers home-ported in the Pacific, March 28. The Commander, Naval Air Forces Carrier Battle Efficiency (Battle "E") competition is held annually to recognize the best performing east and west coast aircraft carriers and award them for demonstrating superior performance and readiness. Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, commander, Naval Air Forces, Pacific and Rear Adm.
Hawaii Governor Tours Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
Hawaii's Governor David Ige visited Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility December 21 to learn more about the historic shipyard's national security mission and role as the state's largest industrial employer, marking the governor’s first visit to the shipyard since he was elected in 2014. During a tour of the shipyard's huge Inside Machine Shop, the governor met with shipyard workers, some of whom demonstrated technology innovations such as simulators for 3D painting and welding. Shipyard Commander Capt.
BAE Systems Awarded 'USS Hopper' Repair Contract
US Department of Defense informs BAE Systems Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $22,905,907 undefinitized contract action to a previously awarded contract (N00024-14-C-4412) for repair and alteration of USS Hopper (DDG-90). DoD explains that USS Hopper will be undergoing a selected restricted availability which is the opportunity in the ship's life cycle to primarily conduct repair and alteration to systems and hull. Work will be performed in Honolulu, Hawaii, and will be completed by October 2014.
Stennis Departs Dry Dock
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) has today departed the dry dock at Puget Sound Naval Shipyards and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) . The event marked the conclusion of the 9-month dry dock portion of Stennis’ Docking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA) maintenance period. “This milestone is a big win, not just for the Stennis and PSNS & IMF team, but also for the Navy,” said Stennis’ commanding officer, Capt. Michael Wettlaufer.
Vigor Shipyards Awarded USS Momsen Drydocking Contract
The US Department of Defense, Navy, inform that Vigor Shipyards Inc., Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a $30,703,417 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-award-fee contract to definitize a previously awarded undefinitized contract action (N00024-11-C-4401) for repair and alteration of naval assets. The DoD explain that this body of work is being awarded under an existing five-year contract for planning and execution of repair and alteration to surface ships while in drydock. The…
BAE Awarded Two Navy Ship Repair Contracts
BAE Systems Hawaii, is contracted for work on 'USS Chafee' and BAE San Diego on 'USS Rushton'. BAE Systems Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded a $15,986,837 modification to previously awarded contract (N0024-06-C-4408) for repairs to the USS Chafee (DDG 90). Work will be performed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by February 2014. Fiscal 2013 Operations & Maintenance, Navy funding in the amount of $15,986,837 will be obligated at the time of award, and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
HII Awarded Nuclear Carrier Inactivation Contract
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has received a $745 million cost-plus-incentive fee contract for the inactivation of the aircraft carrier 'USS Enterprise' (CVN 65). The work will be done at HII's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division. The ship was towed from Naval Station Norfolk to NNS on June 20 under the existing planning contract. NNS will defuel the eight nuclear reactors and prepare Enterprise for its eventual transit to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. The work is scheduled to complete in August 2016.
NNS Celebrates USS Enterprise's Final Homecoming
Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division welcomes back the carrier for inactivation. Towed from Naval Station Norfolk to the shipyard, Enterprise had more than 100 shipbuilders on board who were involved with the construction and maintenance of this first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. "Enterprise set the stage for a long and distinguished career that transformed the U.S. Navy and put Newport News Shipbuilding on the map as the birthplace for America's nuclear aircraft carriers," said NNS President Matt Mulherin.
Navy Shipyard Puget Sound Seeks Volunteer Workers
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (IMF) are seeking shipyard volunteers to help overcome a staffing shortage of more than 600 mechanics, a result of the Navy-mandated hiring freeze. Despite being exempt from Defense Department-wide employee furloughs, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and IMF is struggling to minimize the hiring shortfall on planned availabilities for the submarine USS Jimmy Carter (SSN 23), the Trident ballistic missile submarine USS Kentucky (SSBN 737)…
Navy Contracts for BAE, Norfolk & IMIA, Bremerton
The following two contracts have been awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense. BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $48,628,316 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-4308) for the USS Laboon (DDG 58) fiscal 2013 extended drydocking selected restricted availability. An extended drydocking selected restricted availability includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship's military and technical capabilities.
USS Pennsylvania Departs Drydock
Trident-class ballistic missile submarine USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) completed a major step in its 27-month, engineered refueling overhaul (ERO) when it departed Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PNS & IMF) Aug. 5. Pennsylvania, based at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, entered dry dock in December 2009 for its ERO, which will enable the submarine to provide another 20 years or more of service. Cmdr. Gustavo Gutierrez, Pennsylvania's commanding officer, applauded the efforts of his crew and shipyard personnel for ensuring a safe and successful undocking. "I cannot be more proud of the hard work done by my crew along with the shipyard to make this day possible," said Gutierrez.
Pearl Harbor Shipyard Recognized for Excellence
The secretary of defense recognized Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) in depot-level maintenance excellence across all military services Aug. 2. PHNSY & IMF, a Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) field activity, received the Robert T. Mason Award for the organization's outstanding emergent repairs and support of the warfighter. The award is presented annually to one program from a Department of Defense (DoD) depot-level maintenance activity that exemplifies exceptional depot-level maintenance support to DoD operating units.
Naval Sea Systems Selects Shipyard Commanders
The Naval Sea Systems Command announced the selection of Rear Adm. (sel.) Gregory R. Thomas as the next commander of Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY). He is currently serving as the commander of Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY&IMF). Capt. Brian Osgood has been selected as the next commander of PHNSY&IMF. Rear Adm. (sel.) Thomas will be responsible for overseeing a business base of submarines, carriers, ships and intermediate level maintenance at NNSY and will be the 104th shipyard commander of NNSY. Capt. Osgood is currently serving as Maritime Readiness Branch Head on the OPNAV N43 staff. Capt. Osgood will become Pearl's 45th shipyard commander. Thomas is a native of Portsmouth, Va.
New Navy Contracts
YYK Enterprises, Inc., National City, Calif., is being awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum ceiling amount of $16,250,000, to provide interior and exterior preservation services onboard Navy ships and other government vessels within a 50-mile radius of San Diego. Work will be performed in San Diego, and is expected to be completed by December 2010. Contract funds in the amount of $3,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was competitively procured and advertised via the Federal Business Opportunities web site with six proposals solicited and six offers received. The Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego, is the contracting activity (N55236-10-D-0010).
USS San Francisco Departs Shipyard
USS San Francisco (SSN 711) departed Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) April 7, after more than three years of maintenance work to her bow, forward ballast tanks and associated mechanical and weapon systems. The challenging maintenance involved PSNS and IMF cutting more than one million pounds from the now decommissioned USS Honolulu (SSN 718) forward ballast tanks and sonar sphere. The bow restoration also involved many piping systems, mechanical linkages, combat systems components used for torpedo systems and sonar sounding equipment that facilitates control and operation of the submarine. San Francisco arrived at PSNS in September 2005 following a 5,600-mile open ocean surface transit from Guam. On Jan.
New Navy Contracts
Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding (NGSB), Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $31,800,000 Basic Ordering Agreement for Post-Shakedown Availability (PSA) for DDG 51 class destroyers. The orders to be issued arefor PSA planning and support services and will include advance planning, engineering support, on-site engineering liaison, craft assistance, the ordering and processing of required material in support of PSAs, and the accomplishment of emergent industrial availabilities. Emergent industrial availabilities include, but are not limited to, restricted availabilities, drydocking availabilities, and technical availabilities which may be required from time of ship's delivery through the SCN obligation work and limiting date.
New Navy Contracts
BAE Systems Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded a $9,982,999 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-4408) for repairs and maintenance to various shipboard systems on the USS Port Royal (CG-73). Work will be performed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Contract funds in the amount of $11,140 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is the contracting activity. Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding (NGSB), Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $31,800,000 basic ordering agreement for Post-Shakedown Availability (PSA) for DDG 51 Class Destroyers.