The Earle Naval Weapons Station in Colts Neck, New Jersey has a continuing need for maintenance of its facilities, which include a loading pier in Raritan Bay and various on-land facilities.
Most of the facilities at the Weapons Station are subject to heavy use and corrosion from the elements. The loading pier in particular is in need of constant maintenance. The pier also requires reconfiguration from time to time to accommodate the variety of vessels that utilize the pier. On-land facilities include storage warehouses and magazines that exhibit wear from forklifts and transport equipment.
THE PS&S SOLUTION
PS&S has provided engineering services at the Station since the early 1990’s.
At the loading pier in Raritan Bay, PS&S has performed studies to determine fendering configurations to accommodate the variety of vessels that need to be moored to the pier, including submarine vessels. Existing fender systems and mooring systems have been repaired and replaced. Pier deck expansion joints that have corroded over time have been repaired and replaced. Various deck repairs have been performed to repair worn and spalled areas. Supports for new lighting and lightning protection systems have been designed.
PS&S has inspected and coordinated the repair of worn and spalled concrete apron slabs at various weapons magazines at the Station. Door systems have also been repaired and replaced as needed at the earth-covered storage facilities.
PS&S has designed a new crew shelter to protect personnel at the firing range at the Station. The shelter was designed to meet all NAVFAC requirements for blast and force protection.