MEB, alongside NAVFAC, government officials, and other major contractors, officially broke ground at Norfolk Naval Shipyard on the $300 million Dry Dock 8 project. The main goal of this project is to support NNSY’s ability to continue serving the Navy decades into the future, accommodating the Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) carrier class.
MEB’s portion of the project includes a $168 million contract to update and improve the saltwater piping and pumping systems for the 1,042-foot-long dry dock that officially opened in 1942. Phase 1 includes electrical upgrades around the dry dock, 4,160V service modifications in Pump Well 8, main drain pump motor replacement, and modifications to drain pumps in the pump well. Phase 2 includes the replacement of Pump Station 6, replacement of Pump Station 8, and Dry Dock 8 piping systems.
We look forward to our continued work on the shipyard with this monumental project.
Learn more about the project efforts here.