Nakuuruq Solutions, LLC was recently awarded the Technical and Administrative Support Services contract for the prototype fabrication facility commonly called “the shops” at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) in Panama City, Florida. Nakuuruq was first awarded the contract in 2004. The recent win was the result of a competitive 8(a) procurement.
The NSWC Panama City Division conducts research, development, test, evaluation and in-service support of mine warfare systems. Such systems can include naval special warfare systems, diving and life support systems, amphibious/expeditionary maneuver warfare systems, and other support for missions that occur primarily in coastal (littoral) regions.
The Nakuuruq team in the Panama City shops includes designers and machinists, riggers, welders, maintenance mechanics, electricians, painters and many other tradesmen who are working 10- to 12-hour days, often six days a week. The 60,000 square foot shop has cranes, forklifts, 61 different machines, welding equipment, water jet cutting machines, wire electric discharge machining (EDM) equipment, and the top tradesmen in the industry to build and maintain research and development equipment designed by Navy engineers.
Among many other types of systems, Nakuuruq employees build mine rollers – unmotorized vehicles that attach to trucks or other military transports that can detonate a land mine ahead of a vehicle and absorb the shock from the explosion, helping to protect nearby troops. They routinely fabricate complex, one-of-a-kind prototype pieces of equipment used for testing or unique requirements, based on the needs of NSWC engineers.