NCMS Project #: 140981
Problem: Over the last 70 years, most facility work has been focused on sustaining the existing buildings and industrial plant within resource constraints, within the existing footprint, rather than large scale rethinking to optimize Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) industrial infrastructure in support of ship maintenance and sustainment processes, though dedicated personnel have thought about how a revised Shipyard should look to better meet the needs of the Navy.
Benefit: Development of this integrated modeling capability for the U.S. Navy public shipyards will establish a means for any industry suffering from aging infrastructure to not only determine whether to invest in capital improvements but will generate the ability to prioritize and schedule those projects. Incorporating the successful results derived from this project will allow the DoD (at an enterprise level) to greatly reduce the cost of maintenance and sustainment errors, which will ultimately improve and better support the readiness of all Navy ships.
Solution/Approach: The proposed solution uses the concept of employing simulation software to create a baseline model to simulate the “As-Is” condition of facilities, equipment, personnel and maintenance and sustainment work processes. This “As-Is” model is referred to as a digital twin and its power resides in the opportunity to then test changes to the digital twin to optimize the maintenance and sustainment shipyard processes by digitally changing infrastructure, equipment lines and/or processes to test and challenge scenarios in a closed environment to create the optimal shipyard plant layout and configuration. The industry partners technology will digitize the existing infrastructure and create a digital twin in order to baseline the current shipyard maintenance and sustainment processes and capture facility condition, capacity and current configuration.
Impact on Warfighter:
- Verifying which capital investments are needed
- Maximizing workforce allocation
- Optimize equipment and processes and increase efficiencies
- Reduce costs and waste
- Improved warfighter readiness
- Naval Sea Systems Command PMS 555 and SEA-04
- Pearl Harbor Navy Shipyard and IMF
- Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and IMF
- Norfolk Naval Shipyard
- Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
- Bechtel National, Inc.
- Cost savings
- Maintenance avoidance and reliability
- Maintenance management improvement
- Improved readiness
- Energy, environmental, health, and safety