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BAE Expands Ship Repair Capabilities
As part of the San Diego Ship Repair tric cranes, air-cooled emergency gen- expansion, BAE Systems will purchase erators, a zero discharge closed-loop salt a new, additional dry dock, shown here water system, and storm water recovery
Planned facilities in San Diego.
as a rendering of where it would be po- systems.
(Photo: BAE Systems) sitioned at the shipyard. It will be the company’s largest dry dock in the United
States, measuring 950-feet long and 205-
Visit Us feet wide, with a design lifting capacity at OTC ‘15 of 55,000 tons.
BAE Systems will signi? cantly expand dry-docking capabilities at its San Di- ego shipyard, enhancing the ship repair, maintenance, and modernization ser- vices the company provides to the U.S.
Navy, other government agencies, and commercial customers. The investment by BAE Systems, which will include the purchase of a new dry dock and a range of infrastructure improvements at the yard, will total approximately $100 mil- lion.
The company made the announcement during a ribbon-cutting ceremony dedi- cating a new pier at the shipyard along the San Diego waterfront. Scheduled at- tendees included U.S. Representatives
Susan Davis, Duncan Hunter, and Scott
“Our primary strategy and mission in
San Diego is to support the U.S. Navy and its rebalance to the Paci? c,” said Er- win Bieber, president of BAE Systems’
Platforms & Services sector. “The new pier and dry dock will complement and expand the shipyard’s existing capac- ity in this homeport and provide greater capabilities to our customers. Our con- tinuing investment in the region further demonstrates our commitment to San
Diego and recognizes the important role it plays in our strategy.”
The new pier and dry dock will sup- port current and future Navy surface ship repair, maintenance, and modernization, and will accommodate cruisers, destroy- ers, amphibious assault ships, mine countermeasures ships, and both vari- ants of the Littoral Combat Ship. The ex- panded facilities may also service other ships and vessels under contract, includ- ing those for Military Sealift Command, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Mari- time Administration.
The new Pier 4, at 415-feet long and 64-feet wide, replaces a 52-year-old pier and includes new services such as fresh water, electrical, sewage, and storm wa- ter containment.
When operational in early 2017, it will employ several environmental design features, including LED lighting, elec- www.marinelink.com 103
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