By Darrell E. Waller, NAVFAC EXWC, Public Affairs
PORT HUENEME, Calif. (NNS) -- The Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) Mobile Utilities Support Equipment (MUSE) division has completed annual inspections on Naval Base Point Loma's power plants in June.
Three Seabee MUSE technicians conducted follow-on mechanical and electrical testing on each of the plants, which were installed in 2013. The inspections and testing ensure reliability, and a trailer was provided to make power available to piers required to power moored vessels.
"Naval Base Point Loma provides fleet support to 15 sea and shore commands, and their energy needs are crucial to the support of our nation's warfighters," said NAVFAC EXWC Commanding Officer Capt. Mark. K. Edelson. "Our MUSE personnel continue to deliver energy and cold iron support to Point Loma and other supported commands around the globe."
The three power plants will also provide backup power to the base during utility shortfalls and ensure a constant power supply during vessel maintenance.
The MUSE inspectors assess the overall condition of the units and troubleshoot any existing issues, helping Point Loma achieve and maintain operational readiness.
The Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center's MUSE division is based in Port Hueneme, California. MUSE technicians are selected from all Seabee rates to attend the Army Prime Power School located at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. The rigorous year-long school curriculum consists of intensive academic and technical training focused on teaching students the principles of power production and transformation.
The Mobile Utilities Support Equipment division serves a number of supported commanders throughout the Navy and Department of Defense. It also supports shore establishment utility systems and cold-iron services throughout the world with supplemental equipment capable of electrical generation and transformation.
Learn more about the NAVFAC Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center.