Naval Floor Warfare Heart (NSWC) Carderock’s Operational Logistics Integration R&D (OPLOG) Program Group demonstrated the capabilities of the Seabased Petroleum Distribution System (SPDS) at Anzio Seashore at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek April 28. Greater than 100 navy leaders and stakeholders with pursuits in science, expertise and navy’s gasoline distribution operations from numerous models attended the occasion together with Army Sealift Command, Marine Corps and Military Bulk Fuels managers and operators.

The demonstration displayed the idea of a bulk gasoline cache pumping gasoline over the shore utilizing a subscale prototype. The subscale SPDS efficiently transferred greater than 50,000 gallons of water (used instead of gasoline) from practically 800 ft offshore to 2 bladders situated on the seashore. The modular, scalable, and adaptable system is designed to interchange and enhance upon the present and legacy Offshore Petroleum Distribution System (OPDS) functionality. The subscale system displayed has a capability of 100,000 gallons. A future full-scale system will maintain six occasions the capability.


“SPDS will help in offering gasoline to the warfighter with an adaptable, minimally manned, easy, lowered value resolution for bulk gasoline over the shore higher suited to present distributed maritime operations,” mentioned Sonjae Whang, OPLOG Program Supervisor.

“SPDS probably provides enhanced help to the joint warfighter ashore and the idea additionally aligns properly with the necessities of distributed maritime operations . MSC stays adaptable and dedicated to embracing progressive applied sciences like SPDS,” mentioned MSC Program Supervisor for Adaptive Pressure Packages , Capt. Axel Steiner.

Classes realized from the subscale demonstration will probably be used to additional the event of the long run full-scale system which is anticipated to be operational on the finish of Fiscal Yr 24. The Carderock Division of the Naval Floor Warfare Heart is one in every of eight Naval Sea Methods Command (NAVSEA) Floor Warfare Facilities. A Naval Floor Warfare Heart (NSWC) is a part of the Naval Sea Methods Command (NAVSEA) operated by the USA Navy. NAVSEA Warfare Facilities provide the technical operations, folks, expertise, engineering companies and merchandise wanted to equip and help the Fleet and meet the warfighter’s wants.