Facilities & Capabilites

Nautical Miles from:
Boston 550
New York 286
Philadelphia 237
Baltimore 150
Washington DC 130
Charleston 403
Jacksonville 587
Miami 770

Spanning more than 550 acres, at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, our shipyard sits on 2.5 miles of waterfront property along the James River. Our facilities range from manufacturing facilties (we have our own Foundry and Machine Shop) to dry docks and piers. In the latest expansion, we added "Big Blue," a gantry crane capable of lifting 1,050 metric tons the equivalent of two and a half Boeing 747's. The crane is one of the largest in the Western Hemisphere.

 

Our capabilities:

  • Extensive Design, Engineering, and Program Management Experience and Capability
  • Highly trained Engineering and Production Workforce
  • Home of one of the Western Hemisphere's largest dry docks and cranes
  • One of the world’s premier machine shops
  • Steel fabrication facilities
  • Extensive sheet metal and wood working shop
  • Complete motor rebuild and repair shop
  • Complete propulsion shaft repair facility with capacity up to 65 tons
  • High-capacity pump and valve repair and calibration facilities
  • Full range of laboratory services
  • Other key production processes: welding, blasting and coating, pipefitting, electrical, cranes and rigging, machinery installation
  • Mobile repair team to meet emergency repair needs
  • Standards and performance are in accordance with:
    • American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
    • Lloyd’s Register
    • Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
    • Besloten Vennootschap (BV)
    • Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
    • United States Coast Guard (USCG)
    • ISO 9001


Dry Dock specifications

Length (Feet/Meters) Width at Keel Blocks
(Feet/Meters)
Depth of Water (Feet/Meters
Over Sill Over Blocks
Dry Dock 1 650 / 198.2 92 / 28.0 33 / 10.1 28 / 8.5
Dry Dock 2 862 / 262.8 116 / 35.4 31 / 9.5 29 / 8.8
Dry Dock 12 2,170 / 661.6 250 / 76.2 33 / 10.1 31 / 9.5
Floating Dry Dock 600 / 182.9 140 / 42.7 43 / 13.1 38 / 11.6


Pier and Outfitting Berth specifications

Length (Feet/Meters) Width (Feet/Meters) Depth of Water (Feet/Meters)
Pier 2 982 / 299.4 70 / 21.3 45 / 13.7(South) 35 / 10.7 (North)
Pier 3 1,038’/316.4 92 / 28.0 45 / 13.7(South) 25 / 7.6 (North)
Pier 5 1,160 / 353.7 80 / 24.4 35 / 10.7
Pier 6 850 / 259.1 82 / 25.0 35 / 10.7
Outfitting Berth 1 1,670 / 509.1 N/A 40 / 12.2

 

Fleet Services contacts

Marketing:
Kelly Brown (757) 812-1285 (Cell)
kelly.brown@hii-nns.com

Operations:
John Schoch (757) 880-0361 (Cell)
jm.schoch@hii-nns.com

Joe Adams (757) 880-0991 (Cell)
joe.adams@hii-nns.com  
Fax: (757) 380-3360