SST is part of a team that has been awarded one of five multiple award contracts, worth up to $30M, by Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center. The contracts are focused on Anti-terrorism and Force Protection (ATFP) engineering services. SST will provide engineering services for vulnerability and risk assessments, installation perimeter security studies, and security force deployment studies.
Oregon Wave Energy Trust announced today that Sound & Sea Technology (SST) of Lynnwood, WA was awarded a contract to study wave energy device anchoring and mooring techniques applicable to the full range of wave energy devices that might be installed in Oregon waters in the future. For the OWET contract, SST teamed with National Renewable Energy Centre (NaREC) of Northumberland, UK and with Fugro West.
The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) recently awarded Lockheed Martin an $8.12 million contract to further develop Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) technology, which leverages the temperature difference between warmer water at the ocean’s surface and colder water below to produce renewable and reliable power. Under the contract, SST will work with a Lockheed Martin-led industry team to develop critical OTEC system components and further mature its design for an OTEC pilot plant, an incremental step in developing large-scale utility plants. A key part of maturing the plant design includes developing an interface between the system’s cold water pipe and the platform.
SST awarded a $222,000 Professional Services contract by Snohomish County PUD #1 to provide marine engineering services for their tidal energy project in Puget Sound. The contract extends through 2010. The Admiralty Inlet site was chosen by the PUD to provide renewable energy using tidal in-stream energy conversion (TISEC) to Snohomish County PUD customers. This demonstration project is one of two in Puget Sound for which SST is providing marine services. The services include site survey support, site selection recommendations, cable route design, cable landing design and system installation design and support services.
EDMONDS – Sound & Sea Technology Inc. has secured a five-year military contract worth up to $29.5 million to provide ocean engineering services for U.S. naval facilities around the world.
The Edmonds-based company will lead a team that includes 11 subcontractors in a range of projects for the Navy, including assisting with undersea cable installation, offshore structure and buoy work, and improving harbor and port security.
The contract’s first year gives Sound & Sea and its contractors more than $5.7 million. The Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center, based in Port Heuneme, Calif., has the option of renewing the contract for the for the following four years, through 2010.
“It’s the largest contract we have ever received,” said Judith Meggitt, president and co-owner of Sound & Sea.
Meggitt and her husband launched Sound & Sea in 1999 from their home, where the company still is headquartered. Judith Meggitt once worked for Northrup Grumman Corp. Dallas Meggitt spent more than 20 years designing and installing undersea equipment as a civilian employee for the Navy.
Since then, Sound & Sea has opened a branch office in Ventura, Calif., and done millions of dollars in contract work for the military, telecommunications firms and others.
The Meggitts have helped install underwater power cables at Guatanamo Bay, Cuba, and installed nuclear test blast monitoring devices in the middle of the south Atlantic Ocean.
Closer to home, Sound & Sea worked on an undersea telecommunications cable that runs from Mukilteo to California and Japan.
Judith Meggitt said Sound & Sea still is a virtual company, with many of its 40 employees working in different locations. Only a few work directly at the Edmonds headquarters.
The new contract, officially announced by the Defense Department a week ago, is significant, said U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee, a Democrat whose district includes Edmonds.
“This contract is a big win because it will help increase our nation’s security, not to mention create jobs locally,” he said in a written statement.
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