The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC) has awarded a $15 million contract to Sound & Sea Technology, Inc. (SST) to integrate and install an underwater cable system in support of the Seismo-Hydroacoustic Data Acquisition System (SHDAS).
Under the contract, which represents SST’s largest task order from the Navy, SST will perform engineering tasks including installation of the system and shore landing. Previous work on this project has included the design and installation of the shore facility; design of the underwater system; fabrication, construction, integration, testing all components of the system, the data acquisition and storage system, system Integration and testing of components; and documentation of all subsystems.
SST President, Judith Meggitt remarked, “This contract award is the result of many years of successful support for NAVFAC EXWC and proven performance. Our team of ocean engineering professionals has years of experience installing seafloor systems. It is gratifying to be awarded this Task Order for a critical national system.”
SST's Project Manager, Michael Harrison, commented, “Seafloor cables are a core business for SST. This is the latest in a series of successful seafloor system projects, and we look forward to supporting this project further.”
SST has participated in numerous complex ocean cable system projects for the U.S. Navy and this program in particular. Since 2012, SST has completed numerous tasks supporting the SHDAS program including a desktop study, cable design, geophysical surveying, technology refresh, pressure vessel design and seismic monitoring seismometer production.
NAVFAC EXWC provides engineering support and expertise throughout the Navy and the Department of Defense. One area of focus is ocean engineering support for the development and installation of seafloor cable systems.