Shipyard Planning Customer Success
By Finding and Fixing the Right Problem, LCE SEA Coaches Help Navy Sailors Learn New Skills and Save Maintenance Dollars
The engineering department of the U.S. Navy’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) directly supports Fleet and Type Commanders with waterfront technical and logistics services and maintenance training associated with the installation, operation, maintenance, and readiness of shipboard equipment and systems. The engineering group’s mission is to design, build, deliver and maintain ships and systems on time and on budget for the U.S. Navy. They are the leaders of the ship repair industry in all aspects of ship maintenance.
NAVSSES Upgrades Machinery Control System, Brings Navy One Step Closer to First All-Electric Warship
USS Makin Island (LHD-8), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, is the first U.S. Navy surface ship to implement systems and electric motors for distribution and electric propulsion. The purpose of the electric drive system is to save fuel by acting as an alternative to the gas turbine engines during low-speed operations, where gas turbines are less fuel efficient. Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) helped tackle design challenges of the Machinery Control System (MCS) to maximize effectiveness in a complex machinery environment. LCE performed software testing, training and installation for a seamless upgrade.
In conjunction with SSES engineers, the LCE engineering team on the project took the MCS and FCS software code and redesigned and tested the system.
Life Cycle Engineering Helps Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Philadelphia Meet Numerous Challenges
NSWC Philadelphia provides the U.S. Navy with a full range of services for new ship acquisition, new construction and in-service support. LCE has partnered with NSWC to help provide solutions to engineering and technology challenges.