Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Completes Motor Generator Restoration Ahead of Schedule
By Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Public Affairs
| March 12, 2015
141107-N-QO773-016 KINGS BAY, Ga. (Nov. 7, 2014) The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) returns to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay following routine operations. Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) completed restoration of the motor generator set for USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) three days ahead of schedule Feb. 23.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rex Nelson/Released) (Photo by MC1 Rex Nelson)
PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD, Maine - Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY)
completed restoration of the motor generator set for USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740)
three days ahead of schedule Feb. 23.
PNSY was already restoring a motor generator set for Rhode Island,
a process that typically takes 12 to 18 months, when Trident Refit Facility
(TRF) Kings Bay informed the shipyard they wanted to replace the motor generator
set during the upcoming availability - 10 months earlier than the regularly
scheduled overhaul. To support the timeline of this change, TRF Kings Bay
required the completed MG set on site by Feb. 26.
"Rapidly and efficiently responding to fleet maintenance needs is
an important part of the Portsmouth mission," said Shipyard Commander, Capt.
William Greene. "The workforce came together to show once again that we are the
Navy's center of excellence for submarine maintenance, overhaul and
To support the adjusted delivery date, engineering and production
reprioritized their work and the MG team worked through a holiday
weekend snowstorm and completed full machine assembly and setup for final
testing. Testing was completed successfully and the motor
generator was shipped to TRF Kings Bay, arriving three days early.
PNSY is the Navy's Designated Overhaul Point for 500 kilowatt motor
generator set. Motor generator overhaul at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard remains a
vital element of the Navy's submarine maintenance industrial base.
As a field activity of Naval Sea Systems Command, PNSY is committed to
maximizing the material readiness of the fleet by safely delivering first-time
quality work, on time, and on budget.