Author: Kelly Jegorow
On June 16, Under Secretary of the Navy Erik Raven and US Senator Angus King paid a visit to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to tour the highly anticipated Paint, Blast, and Rubber Facility in Kittery, Maine, currently under construction by Methuen Construction. With a budget of $95M, this cutting-edge project is nearing completion and is set to consolidate shipyard operations, streamlining them into one state-of-the-art facility. This optimization aims to enhance efficiency and support the Navy’s crucial submarine maintenance and overhaul operations. The “Smith Shop,” reconstructed and upgraded by Methuen as part of the $42M Structural Shops Consolidation project, can be seen in the background of the photo.