In 2002, HEGER designed a sectional-type steel floating drydock for METRO MACHINE CORPORATION to be operated in Norfolk, Virginia. The shipyard is now owned by GENERAL DYNAMICS – NASSCO.
The dock was designed to meet the requirements of the US Navy’s MIL-STD 1625C and the American Bureau of Shipping for lifting vessels displacing up to 40,000 long tons.
The dock’s design vessels were considered to be the largest US Navy surface ships including the LHD/LHA hulls, LPD-17, CG-47 and DDG-51 class vessels.
HEGER’s design included naval architecture evaluations and structural designs; Mechanical and electrical designs were performed by CLARK AND STANDFIELD.
HEGER also assisted in the development of a Facility Certification Report (FCR) which was submitted to NAVSEA for review prior to commissioning and certification.
After being built in 2002 by in Romania, the dock was delivered aboard a heavy lift vessel to the shipyard in Norfolk, VA and put into service.