Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) Mobile Utilities Support Equipment (MUSE) has deployed three technicians to perform annual inspections and tests on eight mobile electrical substations currently supporting the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) . MUSE technicians will also support the Chief of Naval Operations during the scheduled maintenance window for the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).
Based in Port Hueneme, Calif., The MUSE Seabees traveled to the Puget Sound Shipyard to install a 1,000 kW power plant that supports the emergency power supply for the hydrostatic discharge water drainage pumps of the Dry Dock 6. Although Roosevelt is not in the Dry Dock. For several months, plans have been underway to ease the carrier’s energy needs, avoiding delays and allowing all critical maintenance and modernization operations to stay on schedule.
Navy Seabees, particularly those assigned to MUSE, are arguably the most versatile and well-trained power generation experts in the military today. At NAVFAC EXWC alone, MUSE technicians have over 119 pieces of high and medium voltage support equipment, including generators, transformers and substations in their equipment inventor. When called in, MUSE technicians are able to meet the energy needs to support the fighter at any location, whether on land or overseas.
Today, the world is not just dependent on energy, but on sustainable energy, and the Navy is no exception. MUSE technicians provide a unique skill set of expert craftsmanship and versatile utility when delivering critical energy for industrial equipment, saving the Navy nearly $ 2 million to this day.