The U.S. Navy has inaugurated a newly renovated facility in Norfolk Naval Shipyard on Aug. 22. The shipyard’s Building M-32 has been equipped with new airconditioning, ventilation, electrical, plumbing and fire suppression systems and is expected to employ 200 people from NNSY’s equipment management, production facility, engineering and planning departments, the Navy said Thursday.
“Improved facilities like this enable us to optimize the opportunities for our workforce to learn, to improve, to innovate, and to teach consistently, better positioning us to achieve excellence in repair and modernization of our nation’s ships and submarines,” said Capt. Kai Torkelson, a shipyard commander at NNSY.
Additionally, the building houses a nursing mother’s room, kitchens, dining areas and showers to optimize the employees’ stay. The renovation is part of NNSY’s efforts to update its facilities through the Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Plan.