Norfolk Naval Shipyard Undocks USS Pasadena

USS Pasadena (SSN 752) project team’s commitment to “get real, get better” through several improvement initiatives directly contributed to undocking June 26 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY). The Los Angeles-class submarine has been at NNSY since September 2020 for a Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) to replace, repair and overhaul components throughout the boat, as the shipyard’s first DSRA in…

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Naval Sustainment System at Norfolk Naval Shipyard

May 3, 2021 – How do you improve the highly complex business of ship maintenance to support on-time delivery back to the Fleet? It’s a tough nut to crack, and one that’s getting attention at the highest levels of Navy. Helping to conquer this challenge is the Naval Sustainment System – Shipyards (NSS-SY) effort across all four of the nation’s…

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard Uses Innovative “HAMSTER” Tool on Virginia Class Submarine

April 13, 2021 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) recently teamed with Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) to bring an advanced prototype to America’s Shipyard with the intent of testing the bond between a coating and hull of Virginia-Class (VACL) Submarines. The prototype, known as the Hammer Activated Measurement System for Testing and Evaluating Rubber, or HAMSTER for short,…

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NNSY Welcomes MTS Sam Rayburn for Inactivation

April 5, 2021 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) welcomed the Moored Training Ship Sam Rayburn (MTS 635) in advance of its inactivation April 3. Rayburn (formerly SSBN-635) served as a MTS at Nuclear Power Training Unit—Charleston for more than 30 years training Sailors in the operation, maintenance and supervision of nuclear propulsion systems. Along with MTS Daniel Webster (MTS-626), Rayburn…

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard Unveils Strategic Framework

April 2, 2021 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) has unveiled its new Strategic Framework. This is a tool that communicates the shipyard’s path forward on achieving its vision of delivering on time, every time, everywhere to protect America. According to Quality Assurance Director (Code 130) George Fitzgerald, “The Strategic Framework is important in aligning our efforts across the shipyard on…

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Ameresco “Renewable” Energy for Norfolk Naval Shipyard

February 5, 2021 – Ameresco today announced that the U.S. Navy and the Ameresco Federal Solutions team are breaking ground to expand on-site generation, strengthen reliability, and enhance resiliency at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) in Portsmouth, Virginia. This $173 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) builds on Ameresco’s two decades of support to the NNSY mission to repair, overhaul, and…

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USS Toledo (SSN 769) arrives at Norfolk Naval Shipyard for Engineered Overhaul

January 29, 2021 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) welcomed the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Toledo (SSN 769) Jan. 21 for an Engineered Overhaul. Approximately 437,000 workdays are required to replace, repair and overhaul components throughout the boat. This will mark NNSY’s third Engineering Overhaul and first in several years, following USS Newport News (SSN 750) and USS Albany (SSN 753).…

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard Completes USS Wyoming’s Engineered Refueling Overhaul

October 9, 2020 – USS Wyoming (SSBN 742) has returned to the fleet following completion of its Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) Engineered Refueling Overhaul (ERO) Oct. 9. An ERO is a complex, major shipyard availability during which the submarine is refueled and upgraded before returning to sea to support the country’s nuclear deterrence strategy. In addition to Wyoming’s refueling, NNSY…

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