Austal USA commenced operations at its new waterfront ship repair facility in San Diego, California, where Naval Base San Diego is also located.
The 15-acre facility includes 80,000 square feet of covered working area and will provide full service repair, maintenance and modernization services for unmanned and autonomous ships, small surface combatants and auxiliary vessels, the shipbuilding company said Tuesday.
The new shipyard is handling the post-shakedown availability work on the upcoming USS Canberra (LCS 30).
“Our team responded to the need to increase capacity here in San Diego and we will similarly respond to the need to deliver ships safely from their availabilities on time, on budget and warfighting ready,” said Austal USA President Rusty Murdaugh.
Austal USA held an opening ceremony for the new shipyard. The company made more than $100 million investment in the site.