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Archive for March, 2014

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Mar
2014

Working with NOAA in Norfolk

We are underway on the shipcheck for the NOAAS Thomas Jefferson at its homeport berth in Norfolk, Virginia. Tridentis won this award earlier this month, and this work will keep us busy for the next two months.

NOAA Thomas Jefferson at berth in Norfolk, VA, 2014.

NOAA Thomas Jefferson at berth in Norfolk, VA, 2014.

This exciting project is helping our nation’s vital oceanographic survey ship perform its missions more efficiently and more effectively while extending its service life for many years to come. The NOAA crew have been very courteous in answering our questions, forthcoming with all the documentation we need, and have shown great patience as we strive to fully understand this vessel’s unique challenges. We are enthusiastically confronting the closely inter-related tasks of expanding the vessel’s wastewater handling capabilities, allowing it to focus on its missions, while also ensuring that the vessel’s stability is not compromised.

We have a lot of work ahead of us, but we’re off to a good start.

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Mar
2014

NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson

 

NOAA Thomas Jefferson

Tridentis was just awarded a contract through our GSA Professional Engineering Service Contract to provide Marine Engineering Services for the NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson.  The Thomas Jefferson, whose home port is Norfolk, VA is a hydrographic survey vessel that was built by Halter Marine in 1991.  This ship is currently a part of a fleet of NOAA survey vessels.  The primary mission is to collect and process the data needed to maintain and update nautical charts along the U.S East Coast, Gulf of Mexico, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Our responsibilities include performing the naval architecture and marine engineering services for the design to upgrade the grey water and sewage system to reduce effluent discharge and potable water use.  We will provide NOAA with alternatives for upgrading their grey water system by performing numerous feasibility and concept studies. Once an alternative is chosen, our team will prepare a detailed specification and develop design drawings of the new system.

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