Sound & Sea Technology, Inc. Awarded NAVFAC EXWC Contract for Ocean Engineering Support Services

September 19, 2014

Sound & Sea Technology, Inc. was awarded an indefinite delivery indefinite quantity, multiple award contract totaling $99,000,000 for worldwide ocean services by Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC), located in Port Hueneme, CA. The term of the contract will be up to 42 months.

Tasking under the contract is expected to cover a wide range of capabilities including: Harbor/Port Security Systems, Specialized and Fleet Moorings, Underwater Instrument Array Design, Installation, Inspection and Repair (Magnetic Silencing Facilities), Submarine Cable projects, Ocean System concept development, design, analysis, provide hardware, installation, and repair, Ocean Work Platform Support, Heavy Load Handling Engineering, Offshore Structure/Buoy Projects, Seafloor Engineering Projects, Marine Power Systems, Ocean Energy Generation Projects, Underwater Construction Tools, Environmental Investigations and Permitting Support for Ocean Projects, Other Ocean Engineering Support, Nearshore and Across-the-Beach Load and Logistics Handling Systems, Nearshore and Inshore Naval Expeditionary Mission Systems.

This contract is the fourth award that SST has received from NAVFAC, which comprises over 15 years of continuous support, $125 million dollars in task orders, and over 330 projects successfully executed on nearly every continent. “We’ve had a long and successful relationship with the U.S. Navy and we are very pleased to continue that support under this new contract, “ said Judith Meggitt, President. “We look forward to continuing to work with our partners to accomplish the EXWC mission.”

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Sound & Sea Technology, Inc. Awarded Offshore Wind Development Contract for Ocean Engineering Support Services

December 12, 2014

Sound & Sea Technology, Inc. (SST) was awarded a purchase order with cost share totaling $162,000 from Lake Erie Development Corporation (LEEDCo) located in Cleveland, Ohio for a Desk-Top Study, Database and GIS Development to support an offshore wind turbine foundation design effort. Last year, LEEDCo developed a conceptual design through a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) competition in which Sound & Sea Technology also participated. A recent DOE award of $2.8 million will allow LEEDCo to pursue detailed engineering design and assess the technical and cost performance of the Icebreaker foundation throughout the East Coast, Gulf Coast, and the Great Lakes regions, as compared to other alternatives. The term of the contract will be approximately 6 months. “Sound & Sea Technology is excited to be part of this project which is on the forefront of renewable energy technology and its implementation in the U.S.” said Judith A. Meggitt, President of SST. “We have substantial experience in wave, ocean thermal and tidal renewable marine energy engineering projects which will integrate well with this offshore wind project. This project will help diversify SST’s ocean renewable energy portfolio,” said Dallas Meggitt, SST’s Technical Director.

Sound & Sea Technology, Inc. ( is a woman-owned small business headquartered in Lynnwood, Washington, with a division located in Ventura, California, and operations in Cork Ireland, specializing in ocean engineering for complex undersea systems, for port and harbor security and renewable marine energy. The company provides ocean engineering, systems engineering and program management support worldwide to the U.S. Navy, other government agencies, and firms that develop, build and install systems and equipment in the ocean.

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SST wins Ventura Business Award for 2014

May 29, 2014

Sound & Sea Technology, Inc is pleased to announce we have been selected for the 2014 Best of Ventura Awards for Marine Engineering. The Award Program honors small businesses that demonstrate excellent marketing success, community involvement, and innovative business practices in the marketplace.

Narragansett Cable Study to connect data/Power between naval facilities in Rhode Island

December 11, 2013

SST was awarded a task order on a multiple award Navy contract to collect data and conduct engineering studies/analysis to identify the best option for supporting the requirement for the power/data connection between the NUWC Range, Gould Island, and the Narragansett Bay Shallow Water Test Facility (SWTF). This will include: 1) desk top study of the area; 2) review of the environmental documentation; 3) development and analysis of alternatives to existing concepts, 4) development of trade studies to support recommendations.

SSTAXYS Technologies and DNV GL have announced the award of a contract from the U.S. Navy for the validation of an offshore floating LIDAR wind resource assessment system. 

November 21, 2013

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September 17, 2013

SST was awarded a task order on a Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) multiple award contract to design, fabricate, and install a new facility ground system (FGS) for a fixed ground-based facility located at Oceana Naval Air Station, Dam Neck, Virginia Beach, VA that performs critical, time-urgent command, control, communications, computer, and intelligence missions. This task order includes all necessary testing at the site to determine a suitable facility ground system and supports the Navy's ability to continue operating within power/signal noise specifications of the cable system. 

SST Among Top 50 Women-Owned Businesses in Puget Sound Area

September 13, 2013

Sound & Sea Technology, Inc. was recognized for being one of the "Largest Women-Owned Businesses" by the Puget Sound Business Journalin 2013.  This award is given to Washington based companies that are 51 percent owned by one or more women, ranked by 2012 revenue [See, Puget Sound Business Journal].

The Puget Sound Business Journal surveyed many Washington companies to arrive at this year's rankings.  Sound & Sea Technology was one of only two professional engineering firms on the top 50 list.  All but two of the top 50 firms were located in the Puget Sound region.

 We have come a long way from our first days working out of our home to where we are now.  There is a lot of hard work and pride in the accomplishments of our team and the quality engineering work we have done over the past 14 years. 

In September 2012, Sound & Sea Technology was also recognized as one of the Top 50-woman-owned companies by FCW, a federal technology business magazine.  The rankings were based on government procurement data for fiscal 2011, which was analyzed using product and service codes for IT, systems integration and other professional services.

An Autonomous Wave-Powered Energy System for Net-Pen Aquaculture,

by Dallas Meggitt & Tore Gulli

June 12, 2014

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SST teamed with OptaSense to install the  first-ever waterside security detection system on a commercial nuclear power plant

December 18, 2013

The SST team completed installation and commissioning of a waterside intrusion detection system pilot project at a commercial nuclear power plant using FLEXIGRATETM and OptaSense optical technology that provides intrusion detection capability to protect important components of the power plant systems. Over a period of three years from the initial installation, SST’s performance data shows a high probability of detection with low nuisance and false alarm rates, making the system a highly reliable waterside sensor.  The SST team completed final tuning of the system in December 2013 and conducted site acceptance tests. SST also trained site security staff on operations, maintenance and operational testing of the system. The site accepted the system in December 2013 and it is now included as part of their overall perimeter protection system.


October 15, 2013

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Seafloor Cable Reutilization Analysis, Risk, and Life Cycle Assessment

September 19, 2013

SST was awarded a task order on a multiple award Navy contract to conduct a technical study of seafloor cable system reutilization analysis risk and life cycle assessment.  The study will evaluate cable system reutilization in terms of reliability, system performance, maintenance, repair, and general life-cycle cost considerations. Key technical parameters to be included in the study are fiber degradation, electrical stress, physical and mechanical degradation, corrosion, and water intrusion. The task will provide a general assessment of cable reutilization and life expectancy, as well as a case study of a nominal system.   

seawater air conditioning

June 25, 2013

SST was awarded a task order on a Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) multiple award contract to support the optimization of seawater air conditioning (SWAC) systems for naval facilities.  This work supports the Navy's efforts in evaluating and demonstrating renewable ocean energy technologies in support of the Navy's goals to increase the use of renewable energies for naval installations worldwide. SWAC is a renewable energy technology that uses deep/cold seawater as the chilling agent in an onshore district cooling system.  The Technology Information sheet can be found at this link:   TECHDATA SHEET