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U.S. Navy’s Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command selects WSM Pacific SIOP Joint Venture to Support West Coast Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization

Parul Dubey on September 17, 2021 - in News, Projects

Program will modernize U.S. Navy’s public shipyards at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and Puget Sound, Washington.


HONOLULU, HI, September 17, 2021 — Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Pacific has selected the WSM Pacific SIOP Joint Venture—comprising global engineering and design firms WSP USA, Stantec and Moffatt & Nichol—to lead multidiscipline architect-engineer services as part of a five-year, $500 million single award indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract.

The contract will directly support the U.S. Navy’s Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP), for improvements to dry docks at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY) in Hawaii and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS) in Washington.

SIOP is a comprehensive effort to modernize infrastructure at the four U.S. naval shipyards: PHNSY; PSNS; Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), Virginia; and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY), Maine.

The SIOP program is intended to upgrade and improve facilities at the Navy’s four public shipyards to support the fleet maintenance and modernization, which ultimately supports the combat readiness of the Navy. The program will focus on modifying and replacing infrastructure to increase efficiency of workflow and operations within the shipyards.

The program will focus on ensuring the shipyards—originally designed and built in the 19th and 20th centuries—are able to sustain and optimize their facilities, utilities, dry docks, equipment and information technology infrastructure. This recapitalization and reconfiguration effort will help reduce maintenance costs, schedule risks and reliability issues, while increasing shipyard efficiencies.

Through this IDIQ contract, the WSM Pacific SIOP Joint Venture team will develop design solutions for SIOP’s modernization program, including critical dry dock projects, restoring and optimally placing shipyard facilities, and replacing outdated capital equipment. This IDIQ may also be used for other Navy projects within the NAVFAC Pacific area of operations.

The WSM Pacific SIOP Joint Venture, combining the collective experience of three national leaders in waterfront, industrial facilities and multidisciplinary design, was formed specifically to support this contract.

“WSP is ready to serve NAVFAC with the expertise necessary to modernize the Navy’s shipyards and provide more efficient and sustainable facilities that address the U.S. Navy’s current and future needs,” said Todd Semonite, president of WSP Federal Programs and former Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). “With WSP personnel located near all four U.S. naval shipyards, combined with a global network of experts ready to support them, we are positioned to respond and deliver the services NAVFAC expects and needs.”

“We’re honored to build on our long-term history supporting the U.S. Navy’s shipyard infrastructure and have a deep appreciation for the mission and magnitude of the SIOP program,” said Chris Williams, senior vice president for Stantec’s U.S. Federal Program. “As part of the WSM Pacific SIOP Joint Venture, we look forward to playing a key role in helping to modernize America’s waterfronts to deliver the shipyards America needs.”

“As engineers and scientists, it is gratifying to partner with the Navy in creating solutions and innovations that modernize the waterfront,” said Eric Nichol, Moffatt & Nichol’s president and CEO. “At Moffatt & Nichol, we have supported the Navy’s readiness at installations throughout the U.S. and around the world for more than 75 years. It is a privilege to continue this work.”

For information on SIOP, visit www.navsea.navy.mil/Home/Shipyards/SIOP/


About the WSM Pacific SIOP Joint Venture


WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, WSP are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in 200 offices across the U.S., WSP partners with clients to help communities prosper. wsp.com

About Stantec
Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why Stantec always designs with community in mind. Stantec cares about the communities it serves—because they are its communities too. Stantec is designers, engineers, scientists and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. stantec.com

About Moffatt & Nichol
Moffatt & Nichol operates from offices throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Pacific Rim. Headquartered in Long Beach, California, the firm serves public and private entities worldwide, providing professional consultancy in three primary areas – ports, water and transportation. To learn more about Moffatt & Nichol, visit www.moffattnichol.com.


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