HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division is the nation’s sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two shipyards capable of designing and building nuclear-powered submarines for the U.S. Navy. As shipbuilders focus on constructing these critical national security assets, the shipyard is also ensuring it has the workforce and facilities necessary for that important mission in the years ahead.
This story from the Hampton Roads Business Guide edition of Virginia Business Magazine highlights the intentional workforce development and $1.9 billion infrastructure investments NNS is making while collaborating with external partners to continue a robust pipeline of shipbuilding talent.
(Sept. 28, 2023 by Patricia Kime)
A massive building is rising on the northernmost point of Newport News Shipbuilding on the James River, physical evidence of the shipyard’s ambitious plan to build the Navy’s next generation of Virginia-class submarines as well as components for a dozen Columbia-class boats.
Not as visible, but just as important as the new Multi-Class Submarine Production Facility, is the regional effort to ensure that the shipbuilder, the state’s largest industrial employer and a division of HII, has the manpower it needs to meet the Navy’s aggressive timeline to build two Virginia-class boats annually, as well as manufacture six modular components for every Columbia-class submarine.
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