NORFOLK, VA – Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Atlantic (NAVFAC LANT) awarded MEB General Contractors, Inc. (MEB), of Chesapeake, Virginia, a $9,032,255, firm-fixed-price contract for the Dry Dock 8 Certification Maintenance Repairs onboard Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), Portsmouth, Virginia.
The work is part of the Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP) and is a continuation of the U.S. Navy’s commitment to invest in the nation’s critical naval facilities.
“Dry docks are foundational to the shipyard mission, and the Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program ensures they are available and capable of supporting necessary maintenance. This project is a perfect example as it will deliver the capability to support FORD Class carriers and enable Norfolk Naval Shipyard to continue meeting Fleet readiness objectives,” said Capt. Luke Greene, the program manager for SIOP.
SIOP is a holistic plan that integrates all infrastructure and industrial plant equipment investments at the Navy’s four public shipyards to meet nuclear fleet maintenance requirements, as well as improve Navy maintenance capabilities by expanding shipyard capacity and optimizing shipyard configuration.
SIOP projects are essential to the on-time completion of submarine availabilities at NNSY and critical to maintaining the Navy’s maritime superiority.
The contract covers various modifications and repairs to the pump well. These include repairing floor spalls, installing pump well platforms, replacing the main dewatering pump and its supports, valves and flex joints, and replacing the pump well intermediate floor. Additionally, there will be repairs for spalls in the sump area wall and floor, demolition and replacement of pump well plugs, and fixes to the existing dry dock stairs.
For more information about SIOP, visit https://www.navfac.navy.mil/PEO-Industrial-Infrastructure/PMO-555-SIOP/. The Navy is investing heavily in shipyard infrastructure. SIOP will construct and recapitalize dry docks, recapitalize and reconfigure infrastructure, and modernize industrial plant equipment.
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|Date Posted:||11.20.2023 07:58|
|Location:||NORFOLK, VA, US|