NOAA Breaks Ground for Atlantic Marine Operations Center

Construction of the facility, under a Project Labor Agreement, is expected to be completed in 2027.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced the groundbreaking for its new operational hub earlier this week, beginning construction for a new pier at the Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. The $146 million project, set to be completed in 2027, will include a pier with space for four sea vessels, a floating dock for smaller ships, a vessel repair space, and a local warehouse.

“President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda made it possible for NOAA to construct this new facility and make advances in critical climate and ocean research, while also cementing NOAA’s relationships with the Navy and the community of Newport,” said Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. “This facility will support science and a healthy economy well into the future.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Administrator Rick Spinrad as he oversees the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • For Secretary Raimondo as she collaborates with NOAA officials on the development of the science and research station.

Sources: Department of Commerce


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