The company provides repair, maintenance and modernization services for the Navy, other government agencies and commercial customers. It made the announcement during a ceremony dedicating a new 415-foot-long Pier A at the shipyard just south of the Coronado Bridge in Barrio Logan.
“Our primary strategy and mission in San Diego is to support the U.S. Navy and its rebalance to the Pacific,” said Erwin Bieber, president of BAE Systems’ Platforms & Services sector. “The new pier and dry dock will complement and expand the shipyard’s existing capacity in this homeport and provide greater capabilities to our customers. Our continuing investment in the region further demonstrates our commitment to San Diego and recognizes the important role it plays in our strategy.”
The new dry dock will measure 950 feet long and 205 feet wide and be able to lift a 55,000-ton ship. When operational in early 2017, it will be the company’s largest dry dock in the United States .
BAE Systems currently employs 3,000 people in the region, including shipyard workers, weapons-support personnel and other employees at the shipyard and in Rancho Bernardo. The new pier and dry dock are expected to increase employment opportunities at the San Diego yard.
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