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Building the Shipyards the Nation Needs

The Navy's four public shipyards need substantial recapitalization and reconfiguration in order to improve the timely return of ships and submarines back to the fleet following maintenance and modernization, which in turn supports the combat readiness of the Navy the nation needs.

Naval Sea Systems Command's Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP) is a comprehensive, 20-year, $21-billion effort to modernize infrastructure at the four naval shipyards through:

  • Performing critical dry dock repairs.
  • Restoring and optimally placing shipyard facilities.
  • Replacing aging and deteriorating capital equipment.






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Secretary Geurts visits Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard with an eye on the future
James F. Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition, looks into Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility’s Dry Dock #3. In Fiscal Year 2022 once the last Los Angeles-class submarine availability is complete, the shipyard’s Dry Dock #3 will become obsolete due to its size. To maintain and grow PHNSY & IMF’s nuclear maintenance capacity and provide best value to taxpayers, the Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program will optimize this critical shipyard location.
Feb. 14, 2020 - Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HAWAII -- James F. Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy for

Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard’s Dry Dock One turns 100
Rep. Ed Case (center), shipyard worker (left), and Ali'i Pauahi Hawaii Civic Club member (right) at Dry Dock One on Aug. 21, 2019.
Aug. 23, 2019 - JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – Today Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate

Norfolk Naval Shipyard breaks ground for its new production training facility
Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) held a groundbreaking for its new production training facility July 1, which will consolidate training currently spread across 26 different NNSY locations and eight departments into a single 157,000 square-foot, $64.7 million dollar facility.  Participants in the groundbreaking, from left to right, are: Danielle Beamon, NNSY Acting Code 900 Training Group Superintendent; Craig Shadle, RQ Construction, LLC, Project Executive; Congressman Bobby Scott, 3rd Congressional District of Virginia; Captain Kai Torkelson, Shipyard Commander; David Wickersham, aide to Congresswoman Elaine Luria, 2nd Congressional District of Virginia; Commander Ben Wainwright, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Public Works Officer; Robert Fogel, Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Project Superintendent; Chakeita Dickson, NNSY Command University Leadership Development Branch Head.
July 1, 2019 - Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) held a groundbreaking for its new production training facility July

Norfolk Naval Shipyard Dedicates Submarine Maintenance Facility
Norfolk Naval Shipyard dedicates its new Submarine Maintenance Facility June 14, consolidating submarine maintenance, production and support shops into a single facility adjacent to the shipyard's submarine drydocks and piers.  Participating in the ribbon-cutting from left to right are NNSY Submarine Program Manager Pat Ensley, Shipyard Commander Captain Kai Torkelson, and NAVFAC Public Works Officer Commander Ben Wainwright.
June 18, 2019 - Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) dedicated its new Submarine Maintenance Facility June 14. The dedication marked the next crucial step in the NNSY’s realization of the Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Plan that will enhance the ability of the four public shipyards to meet the mission of delivering ships back to the fleet on time and within budget.


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