New dry dock arrives at BAE San Diego

Floating dry dock arrived at the yard towed by the ocean-going and salvage tug Posh Terasea Eagle Floating dry dock arrived at the yard towed by the ocean-going and salvage tug Posh Terasea Eagle

DECEMBER 9, 2016 — BAE Systems yesterday received a new 950-foot-long, 55,000-ton lift capacity, floating dry dock at its San Diego shipyard. The Chinese-built floating dry dock arrived at the yard towed by the ocean-going and salvage tug Posh Terasea Eagle.

The dry dock is part of BAE's $100 million investment in the yard to service the anticipated increase of U.S. Navy ships on the West Coast.

"We have made the strategic investment to meet the ship repair needs of the Navy," said Joe Campbell, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems Ship Repair. "With two large dry docks now in our shipyard, we'll enhance the San Diego industrial base's ability to repair warships in their homeport, providing the key maintenance and modernization work needed for the ships' continued service to our nation and the stability for the ships' crews."

Over the next two months, the BAE Systems team will complete final assembly, installation, testing, and certification of the dry dock, which will be operational in early 2017. The first ship to be serviced in the dry dock will be the San Diego-homeported amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18).

  • Dock dimensions: 950 feet long x 205 feet wide
  • Lift capacity:55,000-long-ton ship weight (capable of accommodating amphibious assault ships, auxiliary ships, cruisers, destroyers, littoral combat ships, transport dock and dock landing ships, and select commercial vessels
  • Power:All electricEnvironmental features: LED lighting throughout the structure; non-toxic underwater hull and ballast tank coating (paint)
  • Storm water recovery systems
  • Closed-loop salt water fire protection and cooling systems
  • Air-cooled emergency backup generators

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